Stampede of Slaves    We learn that during Sunday evening, eight negroes, five men and three women, belonging to James Hatfield of Bourbon county, Ky., made their escape, and it is thought that they crossed the Ohio River a few miles below this city, from the fact that two skiffs fastened on the Kentucky side, were found the following morning drifted a short distance down the river on the Ohio side. Mr. Hatfield was in the city on Tuesday and left again in the evening in pursuit of the fugitives, who, he was informed, had passed through this city on Monday, and were en route for Canada.–Cincinnati Gazette. 


"Stampede of Slaves," Bellows Falls (VT) Vermont Chronicle, December 5, 1854, p, 3.

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Bellows Falls
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