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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 3 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (9.5 x 19.1 cm)
financial records
Place depicted:
Bermuda, Caribbean, North and Central America
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
January 18, 1816
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 a payment request sent to Edward Rouzee requesting payment to John Pearson of twenty-five (25) dollars being half the sum charged for "your negro fellow's passage from Bermuda". The request is written and signed by James Spilman. On the back is the receipt written by John Pearson on behalf of Edward Rouzee. The document consists of a single page, with handwritten text in black ink on both sides. There are large ink spots at the top and bottom of the document, just to the right of center.
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Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Illegal slave trade  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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Public domain
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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