From the Charleston (S. C.) Daily News, 6/7/1867, p. 2, c. 1

A few days ago Mr. FRANKLIN STEARNS sold four acres and a half of the old Powhatan place, on James River, a few miles below Richmond, for the large sum of nine thousand dollars. The party purchasing represented a company of capitalists, who propose to enter at an early day upon the manufacture of fire-proof bricks at that point, from which shipment may be easily made.

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