...Capt. Brown, of Kansas notoriety, under the assumed name of Bill Smith, was one of the leaders....

   ...It now appears that the plan was concocted and executed under the lead of Ossawatomie Brown, of Kansas infamy, accompanied by a set of fanatical Abolitionists from Ohio, Connecticut and Maine. About one year ago, Brown, under the name of Smith, hired a farm in the vicinity, where the gang rendezvoused.

   Their object apparently was to procure arms and money from the armory, and induce a general stampede of the slaves in that section of country....

[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant]


Asheville (NC) News, October 27, 1859, p. 3

Related Escape / Stampede
Location of Stampede
Coverage Type
Via Wire Report
Location of Coverage- City
Location of Coverage- State
North Carolina
Contains Stampede Term