Invoice and receipt for room and board of Sarah and Harriet Rouzee and "servant"

  • Image for Invoice and receipt for room and board of Sarah and Harriet Rouzee and
  • Image for Invoice and receipt for room and board of Sarah and Harriet Rouzee and
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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 7 3/4 x 7 in. (19.7 x 17.8 cm)
Type
financial records
invoices
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 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
This document is an invoice and receipt of payment for room and board of Miss Sarah and Mrs Harriet Rouzee by Mary R. Carter. The document lists board from the 12th of September to the 18th of September, 1829 at one (1) dollar a day. It also includes board for the 22nd of September, 1829 to the 1st of October, 1829. The document itemizes meals, listing the date, the type of meal had and for whom, and the amount in the right column, starting with "Dinner for Servant + Supper" on the 18th and ending with "Dinner for self + Servant" on the 1st. The total amount due to Carter by the Rouzees' was forty-four (44) dollars and thirty-seven (37) cents. The document is signed at the bottom by Charles Carter for Mary R. Carter. The document is handwritten in black ink, one page, single-sided. At the bottom right corner there are multiple ink spots that have bled through from the reverse. On the reverse is written "M. Mary Carter bill $44.37 Oct 1 1809." The date is partially obscured by ink spots. The page in unevenly torn at the bottom and has been folded once vertically and once horizontally.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Finance
Slavery
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.37
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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