Thirty-one slaves, from the neighborhood of Augusta and Dover, Ky., escaped to Ohio on Saturday night of last week. They were traced to Ripley, on the river, and were pursued by their owners and others this side. The clothes taken by the slaves were found concealed in a yard, and the owners were refused a warrant to search the house in which it was supposed most of the slaves were hid. Five who had continued on were pursued by their masters, and three captured.
The conduct of the public authorities of Ripley, Ohio, was said to be very reprehensible. Great indignation in consequence pervades the entire community from whence the slaves escaped.
"Slave Stampede," Meigs County (OH) Telegraph, October 19, 1852, p. 2.