MORE NEGROES RUNNING OFF.––There appears to be a regular and constant stampede going on among the slave population in the city and county, not a night scarcely passing without one or more running away. On Saturday night a slave woman, the property of R.J. Ward, Esq., ran off. Mr. S. Chenoweth, of the county, lost one of his slaves at the same time, and Mrs. Lovering lost a woman servant and her two children, none of whom have since been heard of. In addition we learn that a gentleman residing a short distance from the city had two of his slaves to runaway on Friady night.
Here is a list of seven slaves that have disappeared from their owners since Friday night, and it is high time something was done to check the evil in our midst.
If any of the Journal's Know-Nothing friends in Indiana have aided these fugitives to escape, it will not be able to find any words of condemnation for them; for, did it not contend that "all men (women and children, too) had a right to liberty, no matter what color!"
"More Negroes Running Off," Louisville (KY) Daily Courier, September 25, 1855, p. 4