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Payment receipt to Rosa Gray for the hire of an enslaved man, Cook

Smithsonian Institution,


A receipt for payment by Edward Rouzee to Rosa Gray for "hire of negro man Cook the property of Gray in year 1811." The receipt is signed in the bottom right corner by William Noel for Rosa Gray. The document is handwritten in black ink. The paper is torn unevenly at the bottom.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (12.1 x 21 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.10
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 , Receipts , African American , agriculture , business , finance , Slave hire system , Slavery