What is the exact date of a slave auction that took place in St. Joseph, MO, April or May of 1849, and Robidoux (sp?) was the winning bid for a boy slave? I have all the clues: the place (St.Joseph, MO), the rough time (Spring 1849), and the who and what: Robidoux and a slave boy, but I would sure love an exact date. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks for helping, D.F.
Dear Ms. Fox,
Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!
We suggest that you contact the Library of Congress, Missouri State Archives and/or the State Historical Society of Missouri for 19th Century newspapers in their holdings about St. Joseph, MO and slave auctions held in 1849.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!