STAMPEDE AMONG THE NEGROES.––Some sixty negroes recently ran away from the vicinity of Lexington, Kentucky. They were last seen in a body, on the public road, and were hollowing, singing, and firing pistols. The owners have offered a reward of $5,000 for their apprehension. White men are supposed to be at the bottom of it.
Later information brings news of the capture of the greater portion of the runaways, after several battles, in which two white men were wounded––one of them mortally––and one negro killed. A white man by the name of Patrick Doyle was taken with the negroes. The most intense excitement prevailed.
"Stampede Among the Negroes," Fayette (MO) Boon's Lick Times, August 19, 1848, p. 2.