A REGULAR STAMPEDE.––The passage of the Fugitive Slave bill by Congress, caused the great commotion among our colored population. On Saturday a large number of them left the city for Canada, we believe. Some of our first hotels are left very bare of servants by this sudden movement. We had no idea that Pittsburgh was the home of so many fugitives, and feel sorry that a law has been passed by Congress that either drives them out of the Union entirely, or back to perpetual slavery.
[Pittsburg Chronicle 23d.
"A Regular Stampede," Fremont (OH) Weekly Freeman, October 12, 1850, p. 2