Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
September 16, 1829
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.
A one page legal document drafted by hand in ink by Richard Rouzee, Justice of the Peace for Essex County, Virginia, granting payment to Silas Goulding of Essex County for apprehending the enslaved man "Braxton," believed to be the property of Edward Rouzee. Braxton was found on the plantation of Robert P. Waring. At the bottom left of the document is the calculation that $5.00 be paid to Goulding for apprehension and an additional $0.60 for the distance of six miles between the place of apprehension and the plantation of Edward Rouzee. At the bottom right is the elaborate signature of Richard Rouzee. The document is dated September 16, 1825.