New edition of the Plantation record and account book by Thomas Affleck.

New edition of the Plantation record and account book by Thomas Affleck.

Published Date

  • ca. 1847

Description

  • ''The planting community and the press have fully recognized the simplicity and completeness of this work, and its perfect adaptation to the end in view--that of affording to planters and their overseers, a plain and uniform book of blanks, embracing every record and account necessary to be kept upon a plantation. At the Fair of The Agriculturists' and Mechanics' Association of Louisiana, held at Baton Rouge, January 1847, the following report was made: ...''

Transcript

New Edition of the
Plantation Record
and
Account Book;
by
Thomas Affleck.
Published by
Weld & Co, 68 Camp Street, New Orleans
No. 1-for a Plantation of 40 hands, or under, ----$2 50.
No. 2-for " of 80 " "----$3 00

The favor with which this work has been received, and the frequent
inquiries made after copies, since the first edition was exhausted, have
led to the publication of a new and carefully revised edition. It has
been still further simplified, and the size somewhat reduced, so as to
bring down the cost to but little over that of a good blank book; whilst
the general character has been retained throughout.
The planting community and the press have fully recognized the
simplicity and completeness of this work, and its perfect adaptation to
the end in view-that of affording to planters and their overseers a
plain and uniform book of blanks, embracing every second and account
necessary to be kept upon a plantation.
At the Fair of the Agriculturists' and Mechanics' Association of
Louisiana, held at Baton Rouge, January 1847, the following report
was made:
"The Committee went over this work with care, and do not hesitate
to pronounce it the most valuable work for the preservation of the
planters' interests; that has ever been commended to their patronage."
The work consists of a good sized blank book, of excellent paper,
well and substantially bound; each record and account in its proper
place, ruled and headed, and so arranged as to render the correct keeping
of them within the capacity of any one, whether acquainted with
accounts or not.
The first page is an inventory of the stock, implements, tools, &c.,
upon the plantation, to be made by the overseer, on entering on the
duties of his place, and at the beginning of each year.
Then follow pages ruled and headed for a daily record of what passes
on the plantation, each page affording space for one week. Whilst,
in their proper place, come quarterly inventories of the stock and
implements, similar to the one on the first page.
About the last week of July, a record of the cotton-picked each day,
comes in. A column is provided for the negro's name and the number
of his basket; others for each days picking; followed by one for the
amount he picks during the week.
Then comes a complete list of those articles given out to the negroes
during the year, entered as they were given out, and for which they
are individually accountable; followed by
The overseer's entry of the supplies, each article under its proper
head, as they are delivered to him on taking charge of the plantation,
or sent to him during the year.
Next is a record of the births and deaths upon the place during the
year, arranged so as to show all the particulars at a glance:
With a statement of the physician's visits, giving date, name of
patient, length of time in the hospital and disease.
A table is then given of the bales of cotton made, with the numbers,
weight at the press, and as stated in the accounts-sales.
These being all that are needful for the overseer's guidance, are followed
by a series of plain, simple statements and accounts, enabling
the planter, without having more than a very limited knowledge of
accounts to strike a balance at the end of the year, showing precisely
what has been the result of the season's operations.
For sale by the principal Booksellers in all the Cotton growing States.