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Record of taxable property, including enslaved persons, owned by Rouzee estates

Smithsonian Institution,


This handwritten, single page document is an accounting of taxes owed to the Sheriff of Essex County by the estates of John and Richard Rouzee for the year 1827, recorded in two separate entries. The taxale property for the John Rouzee estate is listed as "28 slaves, 5 horses and 1 Coachee," twenty-five (25) county and poor levies at eighty-three (83) cents each, four hundred and ninety-seven (497) acres of land. The taxable property for the Richard Rouzee estate is listed as six hundred and thirty-nine (639) acres of land. For each entry it is noted that payment was received on October 20, 1827, signed by A. Mievny. Writing on the reverse notes the date and amount paid. Both sides are written in black ink. Writing is partially visible at the top of the document, where the paper has been unevenly torn.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 4 x 7 3/8 in. (10.2 x 18.7 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.76
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