The richest man in Louisiana.
--A correspondent of the Boston Post
, portraying the utter disruption of society in New Orleans, says:
There are none of the leaders of fashion here.--The ladies who moulded society have moved into the Confederacy
; their husbands and sons--"in the ranks of death you will find them." Many merchants, to ture, have sat cut the rebellion with folded arms, waiting patiently for the solution.--Mr. John Burnside
is one of these.
He is, I presume the richest man in Louisiana
He owns numerous plantations, and his mansion on Washington avenue — with its park, as large as your Boston Public Garden, and its pictures and marble illustrations of taste and wealth, and its ever-blooming flowers — is one of the loveliest homes in America
It was ordered for James Robb
, but when he failed it fell into the hands of Mr. Burnside
It is a place, and its possessor is a king.
He is an Irishman and a bachelor, with ways so winning, hospitality so beautiful, that the mystery is that he is a bachelor.
He is a retired merchant; still he finds much to do to keep and save what he has during a life of honorable venture gained.
Already hundreds of his negroes have been enticed away from his cotton and sugar fields; and the guerilla have destroyed one of his plantations.--the finest one on the abundant banks of the Mississippi
's experience is the experience of all the planters in the South
He has too much wealth to be impoverished.