Advertisement for West Oak plantation, 1860

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Title

Advertisement for West Oak plantation, 1860

Subject

Louisiana--Plantations

Description

An advertisement for the sale of West Oak plantation, placed in the New Orleans Daily Picayune for December 7, 1860. Of note is that the property is described as including "14 new double negro cabins."

Creator

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Source

New Orleans Daily Picayune, December 7, 1860, "Classified Ad 6 -- no Title." The Daily Picayune (1840-1865), Dec 07, 1860, Proquest Civil War Newspapers, http://proxy.library.georgetown.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/507428636?accountid=11091 (accessed May 31, 2019).

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1860

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Newspaper advertisement

Identifier

GSA364

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Text

Sugar Plantation for Sale.

The Plantation known as "West Oaks" situated on Bayou Maringouin, in the Parish of Iberville, about one mile from the Baton Rouge and Grosse Tete Railroad, containing 3500 acres of land. There are 750 acres in cultivation, of which 450 acres are in cane; there is a sufficiency of seed put down to plant 300 acres another year.
   There is on the place a large new sugar house and new machinery, a good dwelling house, 14 new double negro cabins, an overseer's house, saw mill and 5000 barrels of corn.
   This property is offered without the negroes, and liberal terms will be given. For information, apply to J.B. Woolfolk, on the plantation, or by letter to him addressed to Rosedale P.O. La.

Original Format

Newspaper advertisement

Files

Citation

Georgetown Slavery Archive, “Advertisement for West Oak plantation, 1860,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/418.