ANOTHER SLAVE STAMPEDE— Supposed Work of Abolitionist. – A few slaves since five negroes belonging to Mr. Edward Bredell, disappeared very suddenly from their master’s farm, some six miles from the city, on the Clayton road. The runaway party consists of woman, aged about sixty, her two sons and daughter, aged respectfully seven, twelve, and twenty-one years, and a young girl, closely related to the family. The negro “Ike,” twenty-one years old, was Mr. Bredell’s coachman, and enjoyed the most unlimited confidence of his owner. Mr. Bredell himself, is on a visit to the East, the slaves at the time of their stampede, being in charge of an overseer. The mother, it seems, devised the plan of departure from the farm, though there are circumstances which lead to the belief that the negroes had previously been tampered with by white men. The old woman, having prepared her children for the journey, approached the overseer, us it was customary for her to so, with the request for permission to visit some colored neighbors.
The request was promptly granted, though we are informed the negroes had scarcely left the premises, before the suspicion of the overseers were awakened. So strong (illegible) was his imposition that all was not right, that he soon after went to the house which they pretended to visit, only to find that so far from being, or having been there during the day, their whereabouts were unknown. The conviction was at once established that the slaves had run away. Thus far they have excluded pursuit, those we understand up very extraordinary exertion have as yet been (illegible) to capture them. The slaves had a more comfortable home – were well cared for, and well betrayed— and nothing, it is supposed, but the captivating stories of freedom, and life in Canada (illegible) into their willing ears by some Abolitionist, could have induced them to take the steps they have. Mr. Bredell, a few years since, it will be remembered, emancipated thirty of forty slaves in Baltimore, property left him by will, and (illegible) who have no alerted themselves, might terrible in the course of time have been served in the same way. – St. Louis News Sairraay.
"Another Slave Stampede," Louisville (KY) Daily Journal, August 28, 1860, p. 4