Affidavit of apprehension of James and John, property of Harriot Rouzee

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type
financial records
legal documents
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Caroline County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 23, 1817
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
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.
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
2011.104.30
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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