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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 tax account for Edward Rouzee to the sheriff of Essex County dated October 1, 1828. It lists the taxes owed on "18 slaves, 13 horses + 1 Gig, 18 county and poor levies, 798 1/4 acres of land" and money owed the clerk of Essex. The amounts due are recorded in a column on the right side and totaled at $45.44.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 3 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (9.2 x 19.1 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.45
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