Payment receipt for hire of an enslaved man to the estate of John Rouzee

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 4 x 8 in. (10.2 x 20.3 cm)
Type
financial records
receipts
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 16, 1826
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 receipt for payment made by Mr. Edward Rouzee of the sum four (4) dollars and fifty (50) cents in full for the hire of an enslaved man owned by James Thomas for nine days to tread wheat by the estate of the late John Rouzee. The document is signed with an 'X' for James Thomas and witnessed by Richard Rouzee. The reverse reads "Thomas to Rouzee son / $4.50 / 16th Nov 1826." The document consists of a single half-size page; handwritten text in black ink on both sides.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Finance
Labor
Men
Slave hire system
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.31
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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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