Armistead Shelton letter
Letter from Armistead Shelton to Virginia plantation owner Alan Womack concerning a dispute between a Shadrack, a man enslaved by Womack, and George, a man enslaved by Shelton.
Part of the letter reads, "Shadrack and my George fout last Wednesday Morning, for which I think they both ought to be corrected as we cannot tell where it may end. I wish therefore your opinion in the case, you will please send me a line by... your opinion and what to do. I do not wish to part a Man and his wife as long as they agree well together, but I wish union in my Family as well as good behaviour."
Content warning for discussions of forced family separation and enslavement.
- Creation: May 29, 1819
- Shelton, Armistead (Person)
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0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)
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