Terrible Act of a Slave Mother.

                                                 CINCINNATI, Jan. 28. 

   A stampede among the slaves from the border counties of Kentucky, took place last night. Officers have discovered the place of concealment of the fugitives and proceeded to make the arrests. As they approached the house where the slaves were secreted, they were fired upon. Two or three spectators were wounded, but not seriously. One slave woman, finding escape impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly, and severely wounding two others. Six slaves were apprehended but eight are said to have escaped. 


"Terrible Act of a Slave Mother," Hartford (CT) Courant, January 29, 1856, p. 2

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