This document is from a collection of financial papers related to the plantation operations of several generations of the Rouzee Family in Essex County, Virginia. The papers date from the 1790s through 1860.
This document is an affidavit of capture of the enslaved men James and John, owned by Mrs. Harriot Rouzee of Essex County, Virginia. The men were apprehended by "S.Lang[illegible] Jones" in Caroline County, Virginia. At the bottom right is the signature of the justice of the peace for Caroline County, George J. Hord. The bottom left is the calculation of the fee to be paid to Jones, including the two (2) dollars for the apprehension and ten (10) cents for every mile of conveyance. The document consists of a single page, handwritten in black ink. The ink has bled and smudged heavily througout the document and there is a small loss to the page at the upper right corner.