Like all his hundred-odd slaves, Madison inherited Jennings from his father, a wealthy Southern planter.
Soon the planter militia broke the slave line and the slaughter began.
He was the son of a Cajun planter and had lived in the district he represented for most of his life.
The education of the slaves was very displeasing to the planter.
"I don't know about that, my young captain," replied the planter, shaking his head.
In the early spring the planter gets the ground ready for me.
My father remained in the pilot-house talking with the planter.
But if this is rather a wearily long time for the planter to wait for his returns, at least it is not expensive.
They reported to me, and I assigned one of them to the planter and his wife, and the other to Miss Blanche.
One of these, a planter, had been first aroused by a few leaves of "Boston's Fourfold State," that fell into his hands.
"one who sows seeds," late 14c., agent noun from plant (v.). Mechanical sense by 1850. Meaning "proprietor of a cultivated estate in West Indies or southern colonies of North America" is from 1640s, hence planter's punch (1924). Meaning "a pot for growing plants" recorded by 1959.