Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 x 7 7/8 in. (7.6 x 20 cm)
Type:
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Caroline County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 22, 1829
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 by Edward Rouzee to the Sheriff of Essex County for the year 1829. The taxable property is listed as four hundred and fifty-four and 3/4 (454 3/4) acres and two hundred and ninety-three (293) acres of land, "19 slaves , 12 horses, and1 Gig," as well as eighteen (18) county and poor levies, and the fee for the Caroline county clerk. It is noted that payment was received October 22, 1829. The document is signed in the bottom right by J.H. Mievny. On the reverse is written, "Sheriff acct for levees E.R." along with the date. Both sides are handwritten in black 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:
2011.104.63
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
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/fd54a5f6268-c67d-4133-9743-43040e24a279
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.63