- A Slave Sues for Freedom in Missouri
1827 ST LOUIS, Missouri Slavery, African-Americans, Law, Migration/Transportation
In 1827, the editors of The Genius of Universal Emancipation published a portion of a letter "from a gentleman in Illinois to his friend in Philadelphia" that relates the story of a slave that was brought from Illinois to Missouri. The slave, "there having been treated with cruelty" was afterwards taken and sold in Louisiana. This slave then "found his way", in a manner unclear, back to St. Louis...