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Account of taxable property, including enslaved persons, owned by John Rouzee

Smithsonian Institution,


This handwritten, single page document is an account of taxes owed the Sheriff of Essex County by the John Rouzee estate for the year 1831. The taxable property is listed as "32 slaves, 10 horses, and 1 coachee," four hundred and ninety seven and one quarter acres of land (497 1/4), six hundred and thirty nine (639) acres of land owned by the Richard Rouzee estate, and twenty three (23) county and poor levies. It noted that payment was received by Edward Rouzee on October 24, 1831. The document is signed in the bottom right by Robert Hill. Writing on the reverse notes the date and amount of payment. Both sides are written in black ink and there is a large ink spot on the reverse.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (10.8 x 16.5 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.74
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Owned by: Rouzee Family, American
Transcription Center Status: Transcribed by digital volunteers
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.
Place: Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Scienze umane / Storia / Storia: specifici eventi e argomenti / Schiavitù e abolizione della schiavitù /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo /
Tecnologia, ingegneria, agricoltura / Agricoltura e allevamento
PAESI : Virginia / USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: financial records , tax records , African American , agriculture , business , finance , law , Slavery