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

Smithsonian Institution,


This handwritten, single page document is a tax account for the estate of John Rouzee for the year 1824. This documents lists "27 slaves and 4 horses, 23 levies, 479/4 acres of land, 1.30 acres of land." The amounts due for each are recorded in a column on the right side of the page, totaling forty-nine (49) dollars and fifty-nine (59) cents paid in full by Edward Rouzee. The bottom and opposite side also contain numerical equations and notations.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: L x W: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (17.1 x 21 cm)
Object number: 2011.104.44
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