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Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 4 x 7 3/8 in. (10.2 x 18.7 cm)
financial records
tax records
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 20, 1827
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 accounting of taxes owed to the Sheriff of Essex County by the estates of John and Richard Rouzee for the year 1827, recorded in two separate entries. The taxale property for the John Rouzee estate is listed as "28 slaves, 5 horses and 1 Coachee," twenty-five (25) county and poor levies at eighty-three (83) cents each, four hundred and ninety-seven (497) acres of land. The taxable property for the Richard Rouzee estate is listed as six hundred and thirty-nine (639) acres of land. For each entry it is noted that payment was received on October 20, 1827, signed by A. Mievny. Writing on the reverse notes the date and amount paid. Both sides are written in black ink. Writing is partially visible at the top of the document, where the paper has been unevenly torn.
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
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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