We see from our exchanges that several negro stampedes have recently taken place in different parts of the State. The negroes are running away in scores, assisted and urged on, doubtless, by northern abolitionists. Those lawless fanatics are bringing things to a fine condition, truly. If they continue their negro-stealing and negro-harboring business at the present rate, and their orators are permitted to canvass Kentucky and preach their incendiary doctrines to our slaves, the result will ere long be terrible. The people of Kentucky will not quietly submit to such robberies.
"Negro Stampedes," Huntsville (AL) Democrat, October 21, 1852, p. 2