The Great Stampede of slaves from the eastern shore of Maryland is attracting considerable attention among the slaveholders in all sections of the state, and measures are being taken to form a combination from mutual protection. They make their way, it seems, through the state of Delaware, where a strong abolition force has been organized for their protection and assistance. Not less than one hundred are known to have made their escape to the North, by way of Newcastle and Wilmington, during the past month. It is said that many of the slaveholders in the eastern counties contemplate disposing of most of their slave property as the only means of protection, and in Accomac a telegraph line is proposed as a means of safety. [Baltimore Correspondent of Washington Union.]
"The Great Stampede," Boston (MA) Courier, November 1, 1849, p.2.