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

Smithsonian Institution,


This handwritten, single page document is an accounting of taxes owed to the Sheriff of Essex County by Edward Rouzee for the year 1815. The taxable property is listed as "27 neg. 13 Ho. 42Cable Car. Horses, side board, 4 tables + Bureau," seven hundred forty-eight and one quarter (748 1/4) acres of land and twenty six (26) levies. It is noted at the bottom that payment was received on the 26th of October by Alexander Furley. The document is signed in the bottom right by Robert Hill. The document is written in brown ink. On the reverse, the type of account and the date and amount paid is written in black ink.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 4 3/8 x 6 in. (11.1 x 15.2 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.75
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