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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 6 3/4 x 8 in. (17.1 x 20.3 cm)
financial records
bills of sale
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
September 26, 1805
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 bill of sale for "a negroe woman called Charlotte with her child, also a negroe girl called Kate." Charlotte and Kate were sold by Muscore G. Hunbery to John Rouzee for one hundred and eighty five (185) pounds. The document is signed by Hunbery at the bottom right. The document is dated September 26, 1805. The one-sided, square document is handwritten in brown ink. The paper is torn unevenly on both sides and at the bottom. It has been folded vertically once and horizontally three times.
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Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Rouzee Family Papers
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture