SLAVERY IN KENTUCKY.––The Louisville Courier says there is now an extraordinary stampede of the slaves in that State. Negros are daily escaping from their owners in startling number. They go off, one, two, three, or a dozen at a time. That paper attributes this unusual movement to the presence of numerous Abolitionists. It says, "Black Republicans are as thick in these parts as wolves on a prairie. It is almost respectable to be a nigger-stealer."
"Slavery in Kentucky," Charleston (SC) Mercury, May 10, 1858, p. 2.