Record of taxable property, including enslaved persons, owned by Rouzee estates

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Owned by
Rouzee Family, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 5 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (13 x 21.6 cm)
Type
financial records
tax records
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 13, 1830
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 of taxes owed to the Sheriff of Essex County by the estates of John and Richard Rouzee for the year 1830, recorded in two separate entries on the page. The first entry for John Rouzee lists the taxable property as "30 slaves, 10 horses, 1 coachee," twenty seven county and poor levies, and four hundred and ninety seven and one quarter (497 1/4) acres of land. The entry for the estate of Richard Rouzee lists the taxable property as six hundred thirty nine (639) acres of land. Both entries record payment received by Edward Rouzee on October 13, 1830 and are signed by A. Mievny. Writing on the reverse notes the type of account, date and amount paid. Both sides are written in black ink. There are also some calculations written on the reverse in graphite.
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
2011.104.73
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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