Record of taxes on property, including enslaved persons, owned by John Rouzee

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 4 x 6 1/4 in. (10.2 x 15.9 cm)
Type
financial records
tax records
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 15, 1835
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 handwritten, single page document is an account of taxes owed by John Rouzee's estate to the Sheriff of Essex County for the year 1835. The taxable property is listed as "34 slaves 10 horses and 1 Coachie," as well as four hundred and ninety-seven (497) acres of land, twenty-eight (28) county and poor levies at one (1) dollar and twenty-nine (29) cents each, and six hundred and thirty-nine (639) acres of land from the Richard Rouzee Estate. The total amount due was sixty-one (61) dollars and ten (10) cents. The payment was received from Robert P. Waring on October 15, 1835. The document is signed at the bottom right by Robert Hill. On the reverse is written "Rouzee John's Est." along with notes about the amount and date paid. The date is written in graphite, the rest of the text on both front and back is written in black ink.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Finance
Law
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.62
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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