Dutch tobacco plantations

The best tobacco shipped from the American colonies to Europe was grown on the Dutch tobacco plantations around the Wallabout, what is today known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Yard is also known to have been the site of the last public sale of human beings in 1773.

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  • A HISTORY OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN.
    VOL. I
    page. 232-233

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