[Telegraphed for the Baltimore Sun.]

Excitement among the Colored Population––Effect of the Fugitive Slave Bill, &c.

PITTSBURG, Sept. 21.––There is some excitement here among colored people, owing to the passage by Congress of the fugitive slave bill, and the power it gives to the slave owner to enter the free States and take possession of his runaway property wherever he finds it. Many of them are preparing to leave for Canada in order to escape from those that they expect will soon be in pursuit of them.–– On Saturday, a large number of them left the city, and some of the first hotels are left very bare of servants by this sudden movement. Many have gone who were never suspected of being fugitives until the passage of this bill, and many others are preparing to join in the general stampede.


"Excitement Among the Colored Population," Baltimore (MD) Sun, September 25, 1850, p. 2.

Reprinted in the Raleigh Register (NC) on September 28, 1850, p. 3.

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