Great Stampede of Slaves.
[From the Detroit Advertiser, 7th.]
We learn from reliable authority that seventy five slaves arrived in Canada by one train, from the interior of Tennessee. This is probably the largest that ever escaped in one company. But a week before a company of twelve arrived and are now at the depot near Malden. Nearly the same time one of seven, and another of five, safely landed on the free soil of Canada, making ninety-four in all, worth at the present market price the handsome sum of $94,000! The Underground Railroad was never before doing so flourishing a business. At the rate these ungrateful fellows are stealing themselves, the market must be seriously affected, unless kept supplied direct from Africa.
"Great Stampede of Slaves," Chicago (IL) Tribune, May 11, 1859, p. 2