London. [ 1852]. pp. Folio. One sheet folded, two leaves resultant. Three horizontal crease lines where folded in fours. Dampstain at foredge, heavier on second leaf. Printed down full face of first three pages, last page with auction details printed over one quarter, as folded. Overall, very good. Item #WRCAM28329
The particulars of an auction where four adjacent Jamaican plantations are to be sold as one lot. The estates to be offered are Marlborough Mount and Morehead, Cedar Grove, Hanover, and Wilton Pen, the first three in the parish of Manchester, the last in St. Elizabeth. Though the abolition of the slave trade in 1838 hurt sugar plantations the most, it was extremely detrimental to the economics of the plantation as a whole, sparking a depression and civil unrest. The purchaser of these plantations would have difficult times ahead, with the British military moving in to suppress local self- government from 1865 to 1884.