28th September 1829 – Thirty-third entry

Follow the Journey…The journey of Archer Alexander and twenty-five enslaved from Rockbridge County Virginia…to Saint Charles County Missouri…continues….


The caravan completed its’ crossing of the state of Indiana and is starting across Illinois. America was on the move. They have come over 600 miles from Rockbridge County in Virginia on their own journey. These things are not on the mind of these fifty weary travelers, headed for Saint Charles County in Missouri, of which the enslaved Archer Alexander is a member. In 1876, the Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C. was the vision of thousands of the formerly enslaved people that President Lincoln had helped free. The monument with Archer Alexander (1806-1880) portrays a slave who has worked to free himself, has broken and thrown off his shackles and is seen rising with the vision of the future on his face. The face of freedom.


Next day came through Vincennes, a beautifully situated town, on the bank of the Wabash, with a number of fine brick houses and…

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