Slave Stampede--Cutting their Throats!--Shooting at Officers.--Cincinnati Jan. 28.--At a regular stampede of slaves having taken place in the border counties of Kentucky last night, and the whereabouts of several who were secreted in this city having been discovered, the officers proceeded at noon to day to arrest them.--When the officers approached the house where the slaves were, the latter fired, slightly wounding two or three of the spectators. One slave woman, on finding escape impossible, cut the throat of one of her children, killing it instantly, and afterwards severely wounded two others. 

   Six of the fugitives were apprehended, and it is said six others escaped. 


"Slave Stampede - Cutting their Throats! - Shooting of Officers," Moulton (AL) Democrat, February 14, 1856, p. 2

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