Advertisement for the sale of Jesse Batey's estate, including 119 "likely negroes," Daily Picayune, February 18, 1852
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Valuable Plantation and Negroes for Sale.
THE subscriber offers to sell at private sale, on liberal conditions, the plantation in Iberville parish, on Bayou Maringuin, belonging to the estate of Dr. Jesse Batey, late of Terrebonne parish, consisting of 2800 acres of land and 119 likely negroes, 30 mules and horses, 9 yoke of oxen, carts, wagons, and all the implements necessary to carry on the farm. On the plantation there is a good gin-house, with a saw-mill and corn-mill attached, a good and comfortable overseer’s house and comfortable negro quarters, about 700 acres of land cleared and in a high state of cultivation, all well ditched. Also, 960 acres of land in the parish of Pointe Coupée, all in the woods; [sold] land is the most desirable in the parish. Also, one-half of the tract and plantation known as the Batey & Downing Place on Bayou Fordoche, containing 1406 acres, about 175 acres of which are cleared and in a good state of cultivation.
Persons desirous of purchasing, would do well in examining the lands.
For reference apply to Mr. R. G. Brown, on the Maringuin place, and to Mr. W. D. V. Browning, near the Batey & Downing place. ROBERT MACBETH.
Ja16-6w Attorney for the heirs of Dr J. Batey