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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 3 x 8 in. (7.6 x 20.3 cm)
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 13, 1830
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 to the Sherriff of Essex County by Edward Rouzee for the year 1830. The taxable property is listed as "16 slaves, 13 horses, 1 gig," as well as fifteen (15) county and poor levies at one (1) dollar and seventeen (17) cents each and seven hundred and ninety-eight (798) acres of land. The total tax amount came to forty (40) dollars and eighty-one (81) cents. The document is signed at the bottom by A. Mievny.
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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