Letty Brown v. John H. Lowe. Certificate of Ownership and Receipt


Washington City. This is to certify that Letty Brown, the bearer of this is my property, that I in 1817 or 1818 purchased her from Miss Mary Greenfield, then her mistress. I further certify, that I have received from her (Letty) at sundry times Two hundred and six Dollars, and that there is now due on the purchase money &c to me directly four Dollars and ninety four cents, on payment of which, I hereby promise and bind myself that she (Letty) should be free her life time from bondage to any person or persons. given under my hand this twenty first day of February in the year eighteen hundred and twenty three.

John H Lowe

Balance due and to be paid J H B $64,,94

Washington City 8th October 1823 Recieved from Letty through the hands of Mr. Bingey Twenty Dollars in party payment of the above claim
John H. Lowe


Letty Brown
John H. Lowe

Petn for freedom

A & B


Received of Letty nine Dollars
5th Feby 1825
J H. Lowe