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 handwritten, one page, single-sided document is titled "Hands to be brought from N. Ca." at the top. The document consists of a list of men in the lefthand column, totaled "8 males" at the bottom, and a list of women and children in the righthand column, totaled "9 females + 4 children" at the bottom. In the middle is the note "From Richmond / 2 children" above some numerical notations, possibly monetary amounts.
The names in the list of males are as follows: John Ray, Henry, Davy Sr., Buck, Wm Rsand, Davy Jr, Harry, Robert.
The names in the list of women and children are as follows: Marin + child, Mary Jane, Dilcy+ Baby, Amy + child + Lizzie Nurse, Judy Marins daughter, Eliza Walker, Sally, Agnes + baby to be notified immediately, Fenton.
The two children noted in the middle are not named.
This oil painting depicts a black man and woman beset by three mastiff dogs in a marshy landscape. On the right side of the painting are two human figures who face left across the painting to the dogs.The man stands in a half-crouch between the dogs and the woman, wielding a hatchet in his upraised right hand. Dangling from his clenched left wrist is a pair of manacles, with one cuff broken open. He wears a pair of faintly patterned brown trousers to mid-thigh, and has a red sash around his waist. His body has numerous scars and a round brand or tattoo on his left shoulder. The woman is half-crouched behind him knees bent, both arms raised to shoulder height, palms faced outward as she peers over the man's shoulder. She wears a sleeveless, loosely draped soiled white top, and a brown striped skirt tucked above her knees. Her hair is drawn back and she has small hoop earrings. The dogs are on the left side of the painting, with one of the dogs lying wounded between the two groups of figures. The scene takes place in an area of trampled tall grass with grey water in the background and a livid red horizon. In the bottom right corner there is a striped snake twining up a mossy dead log.
Side chair created by Thomas Day. The chair has mahogany legs and back with scroll and floral detailing. There is an engraved floral motif on the center top rail. The seat is upholstered and filled with burlap. The fabric has cream, green, and red striped sections with black borders and an overall floral motif. The upholstery is worn with small areas of loss. The chairs springs are visible through the loose fabric backing below the seat.