SLAVE STAMPEDE.--A stampede of slaves from the border county of Kentucky, took place on the night of the 27th inst. It was ascertained that some of them had taken refuge in Cincinnati, and officers proceeded to make arrests. Upon approaching the house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired upon them, wounding 2 or 3 spectators seriously-- One slave woman finding escape impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly, and severely wounding two others. Six of the fugitives were apprehended, but 8 are said to have escaped


"Slave Stampede," Milwaukee (WI) Daily Free Democrat, January 29, 1856, p. 3

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