Advertisement for the sale of Jesse Batey's estate, including 119 "likely negroes," Daily Picayune, February 18, 1852

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Title

Advertisement for the sale of Jesse Batey's estate, including 119 "likely negroes," Daily Picayune, February 18, 1852

Subject

Slave sales

Description

After the death of Jesse Batey, Robert MacBeth, attorney for the estate, ran an advertisement for six weeks in the Daily Picayune. Batey's heirs hoped to sell several tracts of land, sundry plantation items, and 119 slaves. The estate is described as possessing "comfortable negro quarters."

Creator

Daily Picayune

Source

Daily Picayune (New Orleans, La.), February 28, 1852

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

February 18, 1852

Contributor

Adam Rothman and Cory Young

Relation

See GSA37

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Newspaper advertisement

Identifier

GSA92

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Text

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

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

NODP 1852-02-18 Ad for Batey plantation and negroes.jpg

Citation

Daily Picayune, “Advertisement for the sale of Jesse Batey's estate, including 119 "likely negroes," Daily Picayune, February 18, 1852,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/101.

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