Invoice for weaving and the hiring of an enslaved woman, Philice

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  • Image for Invoice for weaving and the hiring of an enslaved woman, Philice
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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 7 x 8 1/8 in. (17.8 x 20.6 cm)
Type
financial records
invoices
Place depicted
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1805-1807
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 handwritten, single page document is an accounting for money due J. Taylor by Mrs. Apphia Rouzee for weaving services and the hiring of an enslaved woman, Philice. The accounting itemizes weaving of pieces of cloth, a blanket furnished to "your girl," and the hiring of Philice, for the years 1805, 1806, and 1807. On the reverse is written, "A/C Mrs. A. Rouzee with Jesse Taylor." Both sides are written in black ink.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Business
Finance
Labor
Slave hire system
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number
2011.104.68
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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