NEGRO STAMPEDE.––We hear that on last Sunday night, four negroes belonging to Mr. Jackson McClain, ran off, and were tracked across the Ohio River One of his women confessed to the burning of his residence, (a notice of which we made two weeks ago) She said she was instigated to the deed by a negro fellow belonging to Wm. McClain. The negro man is now in jail, and the woman under arrest.
It is also rumored that on Monday night last, five or six more negroes missing from the same place, and belonging to Messrs. McClain––that they have been sometime laying in supplies, &c. It is probable that a part of the rumor is exaggerated.––Henderson Reporter.
"Negro Stampede," Louisville (KY) Daily Courier, August 18, 1853, p. 3