Value of Slaves

Value of the Slaves of the South  The New Orleans Delta estimates  the number of,  slaves at the South at over three and a half millions, and their aggregate value, at present prices at fully sixteen hundred millions of dollars.  The cotton plantations in the South it estimates at about eighty thousand, and the aggregate value of their annual product at the present prices of cotton, is fully one hundred and twenty-five millions of dollars. There are over fifteen thousand tobacco plantations, and their annual products may be valued at fourteen millions of dollars…….

                                     (Liberator, Sept 25, 1857, pg 4)