Before Notary Public Théodore Seghers in New Orleans, Bernard Marigny and his wife declared that Marigny had subscribed to 945 shares of the capital funds stock, worth $94,500, in the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. As security for the value of the amount subscribed the couple granted the bank a mortgage on a sugar plantation situated in Plaquemines Parish on the right bank of the Mississippi about nine leagues below New Orleans. The mortgage covered buildings and equipment on the slave cabins, a warehouse, stables, carts, tools, and livestock. Marigny, also mortgaged the seventy-four slaves (names and ages given) who lived on the plantation. The President of the Citizens' Bank, Lucien Guillaume Hiligsberg, accepted the mortgage on behalf of the institution.