SLAVE STAMPEDE.––Seven runaway negroes from Mason county attempted to cross the Ohio river in a skiff on the 9th ult., six miles above Maysville. The boat upset and four of the negroes were drowned. The three others, and a slave who they had hired to take them across, saved themselves by clinging to the skiff, until relieved by a Mr. Mitchell, who heard them call for help. They were all taken to jail, and the negro who attempted to ferry them across was tried before a magistrate and sentenced to receive 39 lashes. 


"Slave Stampede,"  Huntsville (AL) Democrat, October 10, 1849, p. 4

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