THE RUNAWAY SLAVES.––The Kentucky papers received yesterday bring but little additional information as to the runaway slaves. It seems that they have nearly all been taken and lodged in jail, at different points. Young Fowler was shot through the left kidney, and the wounded is supposed to be mortal. Only one other white man was shot––Joseph Duncan, who was wounded in the mouth by which he lost a tooth. A pistol ball was also put through his hat. Several of the slaves were wounded, and one killed. Six we believe to have succeeded in crossing the Ohio near Ripley, and effecting their escape.
The plot seems to have been pretty well matured, but a heavy rain fell the night of the elopement, which swelled the creeks so as to retard the movements of the fugitives towards the river.––The slaves appear to have but poorly provided themselves with provisions, and grew so hungry in consequence of the delay, that two of the party which escaped from Lexington, Lafayette county, went into Claysville, Harrison county, after they had been out two nights and one day, hungry and worn down, and begged to be taken back to their masters. They gave the first intimation the people of Harrison county had received of the stampede, and reported a large party hidden in the woods in the immediate vicinity, and who were pursued, and most of them finally taken. It was in arresting this party that Fowler and Duncan were wounded. The negroes were armed with revolvers, fought well, and twice compelled the whites to retreat.
Patrick Doyle, the white man taken with them, is stated to have formerly been a Catholic student at Bardstown College, then a Protestant student at Danville, then an itineranr [itinerant] preacher, a book pedlar, &c. He is thought to be weak minded.––Cincin. Gaz.
"The Runaway Slaves," Buffalo (NY) Commercial, August 16, 1848, p. 2.