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Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (8.3 x 20 cm)
Type:
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 2, 1817
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:
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.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
2011.104.50
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53f3056b9-f083-4925-a8fe-1c6ded562502
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.50