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Record of taxes on property, including enslaved persons, owned by Edward Rouzee

Smithsonian Institution,


This handwritten, single page document is a sheriff of Essex account of taxes owed by Edward Rouzee for the year 1810. This account lists the taxes on "23 negroes 13 horses + 1 Coachee," as well as seven hundred and forty-eight (748) acres of land, eighteen (18) levies at sixty-two (62) cents each, and "1 Bill Essex office," and "Ditto" for Eliza M. Rouzee. At the bottom is a note that full payment of forty-three (43) dollars and eighty-eight (88) cents was received September 27, 1810.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (11.4 x 15.9 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.47
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