Jesse Batey advertisement, Washington Globe, May 29, 1838

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Title

Jesse Batey advertisement, Washington Globe, May 29, 1838

Subject

Slave trade--United States--History
Maringouin, La.

Description

Three weeks before purchasing enslaved people from the Maryland Jesuits, Jesse Batey posted this advertisement in the Washington Globe newspaper offering his plantation on Bayou Maringouin in Louisiana for sale in exchange for "negroes", or offering to partner with a slaveowner who needed land.

Batey was staying at Brown's Hotel in Washington, DC, which was located on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue at roughly 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Source

Washington Globe, May 29, 1838, fromĀ Newspaperarchive.com

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1838-05-29

Contributor

Paige Whitley, Adam Rothman. Thanks to Paige Whitley for discovering this advertisement and providing it to the Georgetown Slavery Archive.

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Advertisement

Identifier

GSA206

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Text

LOUISIANA COTTON LAND FOR SALE OR BARTER. - The subscriber offers from nine to ten thousand arpens of Louisiana cotton land for sale or barter, for negroes. It is situated on bayous Ferdoche and Marengouin, (see Graham's map of Louisiana,) near the Mississippi river, and about one hundred and twenty miles above New Orleans. It is inexhaustible, and not inferior to any land in the great valley of the Mississippi; can easily be put in cultivation, (it being an old burn, now stiff cane brake,) and will yield a bale and a half of cotton to the acre. A given force can put in cultivation the first year as much as the same hands can gather. It will have the advantage of both navigation and railroad conveyance. Plats of survey, certificate of surveyor general and civil engineers as to quality, and railroad route, ready for the inspection of persons desirous of buying. Terms, one-fourth cash, the balance in one, two, and three years, on credit; or I will exchange for negroes, or form partnerships with persons having negroes without suitable lands to cultivate. Persons really desirous of purchasing can address Thibodaux and Batey, Thibodauxville, Louisiana, or to the subscriber, for a few weeks, at Brown's hotel, Washington City.
May 25 - 6t* J. BATEY

Original Format

Newspaper advertisement

Files

Washington Globe 1838-05-29 Batey advertisement cropped.jpg

Citation

“Jesse Batey advertisement, Washington Globe, May 29, 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed February 24, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/224.

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