Stampede––Eight slaves, 2 women and 6 men, belonging to individuals living in Hampshire county, broke out of jail at Romney on Friday night last, and made for a free State. There was a reward of $2,200 offered for their apprehension. The whole of them were arrested near Frankfort, on Sunday, after a desperate fight. It appears that the slaves were armed, and when an attempt was made to arrest them they fired upon the party.––The shots were returned and two of the slaves were badly wounded.
"Stampede," Baltimore (MD) Sun, May 23, 1856, p. 4