Before Notary Public Gustave Le Gardeur in New Orleans, Hortense Lacoste, widow of Antonio Ducros and now wife of Gilbert Leonard, sold to Casimir Lacoste a sugar plantation situated in Orleans Parish, five miles below New Orleans on the right bank of the Mississippi. The sale included forty-four slaves (names and ages given), who lived on the property, sixteen other slaves (names and ages given), as well as all buildings, equipment, and livestock. Additionally, she sold 1,390 shares of capital stock that she had subscribed in the Citizens' Bank. The total price was $79,100. Since the Citizens' Bank held a mortgage on some of the property, Casimir Lacoste bound himself to assume payments and detailed arrangements are outlined. Gilbert Leonard gave approval to his wife's transaction.