Slave trade in Southwest

The Slave Trade   A gentleman in Louisiana writes t the New London Chronicle, that several cargoes of Africans have lately been landed at various points in the Southwest.  He says:  ‘These new chattels are filling up a little Bayou, just below me, two days ago.  They are selling at seven hundred dollars.  The planters who have tried the new Africans find them docile, strong, and every way much better than they expected.  The price of imported negros is rising; but we have not heard of the fall of the price of th home-raised negro.’

             (Liberator, Mar 25, 1859, pg 3)