Mill & warehouse for sale along Canal, 1854
Mill and Warehouse FOR SALE!
THE subscriber wishing to go West, will sell his property situate on the “Big Slack Water” of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, near the lands of the late Judge Buchanan, containing 16 ¼ ACRES OF LAND UPON WHICH IS A MERCHANT MILL
having 2 PAIR OF BURRS and a pair of Country Stones, capable of making from 20 to 30 barrels of Flour per day, and all in good running order.
There is also upon the lot of ground, a New, large and Commodious WAREHOUSE for the reception of Grain for transportation, and exceedingly convenient for loading boats, having spouts attached, by which a boat can in a few hours receive an entire cargo. To the Warehouse is attached a CORN CRIB large enough to contain 4000 Bushels of Corn in the area. Also —A HORSE POWER MACHINE, capable of threshing and cleaning 1000 BUSHELS of Corn per day, which is also used for hoisting & re-cleansing grain when brought to the Warehouse.
This property and its location is admitted to be one of the best points on the Ches. and Ohio Canal for the purchase and transportation of Grain, being in one of the best cultivated and most fertile portions of Washington County, commonly known as “Ringgold’s Manor.”
Opposite the premises, on the Virginia side of the river, is a vast extent of land successfully cultivated in Wheat and Corn, which has uniformly been conveyed to this Warehouse, or direct to boats, the latter of which can be placed at any point on the Virginia shore to an extent of from 5 to 6 miles, for the reception of gram. It is generally known that a vast amount of Grain raised contiguous to the Canal now finds a market in the District of Columbia, where there are numerous Mills of great capacity. There is now under construction, and it is expected will be completed in time for the approaching crop of wheat, a mill in Alexandria to manufacture from 700 to 1000 barrels of Flour per day, which will greatly increase the demand for grain on the Canal.
Upon the premises is a LIMESTONE QUARRY of very superior quality, according to analysis and actual experiment, (of which I have the proof,) and of all Limestone Quarries on the Potomac the least expensive to work, being within a few feet of the water's edge, where there is sufficient water at a low stage to float boats with an entire load. It is generally known that the trade with the District and Alexandria, in the article of Limestone, is very considerable, and will be largely augmented by the erection of new Kilns now in progress of construction.
FOR A DISTILLERY this property is admirably adapted; Grain abundant, Wood cheap and Coal handy. There is a very comfortable, neat and Commodious Dwelling House on the premises, a good Garden, a nice selection of BUDDED FRUIT TREES just begining to bear, a Well of good Water near the Kitchen, Smoke House, Poultry Yard, &C., &c. all new. There are also on the premises, 3 Tenant houses, 2 of which are entirely new, and well finished, and very comfortable indeed. Stable, Hog-pens, and in short every thing that may be necessary for the successful prosecution of business on the Canal.
To a gentleman having a little enterprise there can be no situation better adapted to the investment of a small amount of capital.
The terms will be made easy, and possession given on or before the 15th of July ensuing.
Address the subscriber, residing on the premises, through the Williamsport, Md., Post Office.
May 17, 1854.
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