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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 2 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (7.3 x 15.9 cm)
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 10, 1834
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 by the estate of John Rouzee to the Sheriff of Essex County for the year 1834. The taxable property is listed as "30 slaves, 12 horses and Coachie," as well as four hundred and ninety-seven (497) acres of land, twenty-four (24) county and poor levies at one (1) dollar and fourteen (14) cents, and six hundred and thirty-nine (639) acres of land from the Richard Rouzee Estate. The total tax amount due was fifty-one (51) dollars and ninety-six (96) cents which was paid by Edward Rouzee on October 10, 1834. The document is signed at the bottom right by Robert Hill. On the reverse is written "Robert Hill Sheriff Bill," along with notes on the date and amount paid. Both sides are written in brown ink.
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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