Stampede of Negroes from Lewis County.––Last Monday night ten negroes, five males and five females, ran off from Lagrange, Lewis county, in this State.––They belonged to seven different persons, and being valuable slaves, were worth not less than $10,000. They stole a flat-boat with which they crossed to the Illinois shore, with the help, no doubt, of Abolitionists. A reward of $2,650 is offered for their arrest. On Friday night another negro belonging to Capt. Lillard, of the same place, effected his escape, making eleven in all.––St. Louis News. 16th.
"Stampede of Negroes from Lewis County," Lowell, MA Daily Citizen and News, November 23, 1859