Account of taxable 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 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (10.8 x 16.5 cm)
Type
financial records
tax records
Place made
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 24, 1831
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 the Sheriff of Essex County by the John Rouzee estate for the year 1831. The taxable property is listed as "32 slaves, 10 horses, and 1 coachee," four hundred and ninety seven and one quarter acres of land (497 1/4), six hundred and thirty nine (639) acres of land owned by the Richard Rouzee estate, and twenty three (23) county and poor levies. It noted that payment was received by Edward Rouzee on October 24, 1831. The document is signed in the bottom right by Robert Hill. Writing on the reverse notes the date and amount of payment. Both sides are written in black ink and there is a large ink spot on the reverse.
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
2011.104.74
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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