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Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 7 1/2 x 6 in. (19.1 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
financial records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 3, 1809
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:
A deed of transfer for enslaved persons named Alexander, Billy, Judah and children Peter and Lucinda, Winney, Nanny and "old man Phil" from Mrs. Apphia Rouzee, executrix of the late Richard Rouzee, to William Webb. The document is signed in the bottom right corner by William Webb and signed in the bottom left corner by witness Robert Hill. The document is handwritten in black ink, with multiple ink drips, smudges, and bleeds.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Law  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.6
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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.6