Payment receipt for loan of Milly and her children, owned by Apphia Rouzee

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 3 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (9.5 x 19.7 cm)
Type
financial records
receipts
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 14, 1807
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 a payment receipt for bonds of loan made by Evan Brown in the amount of seven (7) pounds ten (10) shillings, for six (6) bonds of loan, delivered to Mrs. Eleanor Lane for "support of a negro woman named Milly and her children, who are the property of Mrs. Apphia Rouzee." The amount of payment is written at the bottom left and circled. Just below the amount is the signature of witness Thomas Brown. At the bottom right is the signature of Joseph Sanford. On the reverse is written "1807" and "Sanford's Rec'd." Both sides are handwritten in black ink. The paper is uneven at the top and has been folded once horizontally and multiple times vertically.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Children
Families
Finance
Slave hire system
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.34
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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