ANOTHER NEGRO STAMPEDE.––On Saturday or Sunday night last, some thirty-two slaves, the property of citizens of Mason and Bracken counties, made their escape across the Ohio river. Three of them captured some thirty-five miles back of Ripley, have since returned; but owing to the facilities for flight afforded in Ohio, the probability is that the residue will make good their escape. It is beyond question that fugitive slaves are afforded protection, means and facilities, by people of Ohio, regardless of the obligations and duties devolved on them by the Constitution and Laws of the United States.
Now, our readers well know that we are not in the habit of allowing any sort of exciting or inflammatory matter to enter these columns. We have been disposed to forbear much, in order to quiet agitation and to give evidence to the North that the South in good faith acquiesce in the Compromise measures.
But we warn the people of Ohio––and we do so in a sincerely fraternal spirit––that the people of Kentucky cannot, will not, and ought not longer to submit to such outrage upon their property rights. If Kentuckians were in the habit of inciting thieves to steal the horses of the people of Ohio, and were to protect the horse-thieves when flying with their ill-gotten booty, such case would not be deemed a greater outrage against law or morals than the people of Kentucky deem the acts of those who incite, protect, and defend slave stealing. Let the people of Ohio ponder this warning. A reaction must inevitably result from the wrongs experienced by the Kentuckians. What the effects of such reaction may be, some can foretell; but we shudder to think of them. Would to God it were in our power to avert the calamities we dread. They can only be prevented by removing the provoking causes. The Abolitionists may laugh now and deride these kindly warnings, but they will not mock when the Kentuckians, wronged, robbed, outraged, and derided as they have been, shall be roused to vengeance.
"Another Negro Stampede," Louisville (KY) Daily Journal, October 2, 1852