FRED. DOUGLASS IN DANGER.--Since the passage, by Congress, of the fugitive slave bill, which allows the owners of sales to take their runaway negroes wherever they can be found in the United States, there has been quite a panic among this description of colored people at the North. At Pittsburg, Pennsylvania--the paradise of runaway negroes--there was a general stampede last week. Nearly all the waiters in the hotels have fled to Canada.-- On Sunday, thirty fled; on Monday, forty; on Tuesday, fifty; on Wednesday, thirty; and up to last accounts the total number who had gone to Canada would not fall short of three hundred. They went in large bodies, armed with pistols and bowie knives, determined to die, rather than be captured. 

   It is stated in a Baltimore paper, that a party of slave catchers have gone in search of the celebrated negro abolition orator, Frederick Douglass, who, it appears, is still a slave. Nothing has been heard of him since the adjournment of the Fugitive Slave Convention. There are, also, known to be several thousand fugitive slaves in Columbia, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and as the owners have clubbed together, and taken steps for their recovery, there will soon be a terrible storm in that direction. 


"Fred. Douglas in Danger," Easton (MD) Star, October 15, 1850, p. 2.

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