Payment receipt for apprehending Braxton, property of Edward Rouzee

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 8 1/2 x 8 in. (21.6 x 20.3 cm)
Type
financial records
legal documents
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 16, 1829
Caption
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.
Description
A one page legal document drafted by hand in ink by Richard Rouzee, Justice of the Peace for Essex County, Virginia, granting payment to Silas Goulding of Essex County for apprehending the enslaved man "Braxton," believed to be the property of Edward Rouzee. Braxton was found on the plantation of Robert P. Waring. At the bottom left of the document is the calculation that $5.00 be paid to Goulding for apprehension and an additional $0.60 for the distance of six miles between the place of apprehension and the plantation of Edward Rouzee. At the bottom right is the elaborate signature of Richard Rouzee. The document is dated September 16, 1825.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Finance
Freedom
Fugitive enslaved
Law
Resistance
Self-liberation
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Portfolio/Series
Rouzee Family Papers
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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