ANOTHER SLAVE STAMPEDE AT NORFOLK.––Saturday night lsat, says the Norfolk Herald, a party of five negroes, undeterred by the recent failure of some other negroes in Norfolk to escape, disappeared. Strong suspicions were entertained that they were on board a Northern schooner, which it was supposed was detained in Hampton Roads by bad weather. Accordingly a strong party of citizens, accompanied by two policemen, took boats and started after the vessel, but had not returned at a late hour Monday night. Two of the slaves belonged to Mr. T. Bottimore, one to L. Stosser, one to Messrs. Herman & Co., and one to Dr. Behan. 

   Last week, two slaves escaped from Mr. Seth March, who has gone to the North to try and reclaim them.––Richmond Dispatch.


"Another Slave Stampede at Norfolk," Columbia (SC) Daily South Carolinian, June 25, 1855, p. 2.

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