ESCAPE. We find the following in the Cincinnati Gazette of Oct. 24th:
“A BLACK STAMPEDE. On Wednesday night of last week ten slaves from an interior county of Kentucky, crossed the river below this city and succeeded in making their escape through Hamilton county on their way to Canada. There were six men and four women. Their owners who arrived one day too late, appeared to be gentlemanly and honorable men and stated that the slaves had been well-treated, not over worked, and having no cause of complaint except a rumor that two of the number, who were husbands, were to be sold to a Louisiana cotton planter.”
The only reason why they were induced to dare all the hardships and perils of a race to Canada was that two who were husbands, were about to be sold to a Louisiana cotton planter! It certainly is marvelous that men should run away into Freedom and take their wives with them for so slight a cause.
We suppose that all good, law-abiding union loving white husbands would have submitted quietly to be sold and be separated from their wives from – Christian Press.
"Escape," Concord (NH) Independent Democrat, November 18, 1852, p. 2.