NEGRO STAMPEDE FRUSTRATED.––The Lexington (Ky.) Atlas of the 10th inst. says: "We learn that about forty negroes had made arrangements to leave their masters, in Woodford county, on Saturday night last, but the plot was discovered just in time to defeat its execution. The negroes all had free passes. According to the plan of operations, each was to steal a horse and cross the Ohio river before day. They were betrayed by a negro to whom the plot was disclosed, and who was requested to join in it. The negroes stated that two or three white men, who had been in the neighborhood some days, furnished them free passes. These men got an intimation of the discovery of the plot, and made their escape. 


"Negro Stampede Frustrated," Grove Hill (AL) Herald, November 8, 1848, p. 2

Related Escape / Stampede
Location of Stampede
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Via Wire Report
Location of Coverage- City
Grove Hill
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