Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 2, 1817
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 handwritten, single page document is an account of taxes owed and paid Edward Rouzee to the Sheriff of Essex County for the year 1817. The taxable property is listed as "26 negroes, 10 horses," four hundred and ninty-seven (497) acres of land, six hundred and thirty-nine (639) acres of land for the Richard Rouzee estate, twenty (20) levies at ninety-two (92) cents each. There is also a discount of three (3) dollars and thirty-four (34) cents applied to total tax bill which came to sixty-one (61) dollars and fifteen (15) cents. On the reverse is a note that payment was received October 2nd, 1817. It is signed by Robert Hill. Both sides are written in brown ink.