ESCAPE OF SLAVES.
The Baltimore correspondent of the Washington Union says:
The great stampede of slaves from the eastern shore of Maryland is attracting considerable attention among the slaveholders in all sections of the State, and measures are being taken to form a combination for mutual protection. They make their way, it seems, through the State of Delaware, where a strong abolition force has been organized for their protection and assistance. Not less than one hundred are known to have made their escape to the North, by way of New Castle and Wilmington, during the past month. The old Peach Bottom route from this city and the middle counties has been abandoned since Torrey's successful operations there, efficient means having been adopted for their arrest in that quarter. It is said that many of the slaveholders in the astern counties contemplate disposing of most of their slave property as the only means of protection, and in Accomac a telegraph line is proposed as a means of safety.
"Escape of Slaves," Fayetteville (NC) North Carolinian, November 3, 1849, p. 3