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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 9 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (24.4 x 40 cm)
financial records
Place used:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
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.
This document is titled at the top, "A List of [illegible] A.B. Rouzee Negroes for 1813" and contains an itemized list of enslaved persons owned by the Rouzee family that were hired out during 1813. The list contains the name of the enslaved person, the person they were hired by, and the monetary or trade amount owed to the Rouzee family for their labor. The total owed is one hundred and eight (108) dollars. The document is handwritten in black ink. On the reverse is written "List negro hire." The paper has been folded vertically multiple times.
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African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slave hire system  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
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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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture