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Letter and payment receipt for hire of enslaved persons owned by Apphia Rouzee

Smithsonian Institution,


A letter written by Apphia Rouzee to Mr. Evan Brown in care of William Noel stating "you must hire out all the negros to the best advantage for this yeare and send by him all the cash you have received." The letter is dated January 1, 1802. On the reverse, in a different hand, is a note dated January 2, 1802 recording a payment of one hundred and twenty four (124) pounds and two (2) pence received from Evan Brown and signed by William Noel. The paper is torn on two sides and there are two tears in the center. The paper has been folded and creased many times.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 6 x 7 3/4 in. (15.2 x 19.7 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.14
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: business letters , financial records , African American , agriculture , business , finance , Slave hire system , Slavery