Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For Sale at a Plantation near Bladensburg 1799

To the highest bidder,

               On Monday the 2d of December next if fair, if not, the next fair day, at the subscriber's plantation, near Bladensburgh, for ready money or negotiable notes at 120, days credit, five negroes, consisting of one man and two women, and all young and healthy, and two small girls.  The man understands all amnner of farming and plantation business and is good coarse shoemaker, the women both understand house work, plantation business and spinning, one of them can spin both on the linen and woollen [sic] wheels.

               At the same time and place and on the same terms, by the subscriber, will be offered for sale, 18 HEAD OF GOOD SHEEP, A FEW YOUNG CATTLE. TWO COLTS, 15 months old, one desk and book-case, two walnut tables, six walnut chairs, with leather bottoms, one large writing desk, one loom, one pair of hand-mill stones, and a parcel of old Iron, consisting of cart-tire, boxes, bandages, and also the I[r]on of an old carriage, consisting of screws, bolts, &c.  And about two tons of well cured Hay, and some Corn.
                                                                                          JOHN BEALL,
November 5, 1799.[1]

[1] The Centinel of Liberty, and George-Town and Washington Advertiser; Date: 11-15-1799; Volume: IV; Issue: 51; Page: [4]; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 23rd, 2013.

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