THE VIRGINIA RUNAWAYS––BLOODY RESISTANCE––The Catoctin Whig gives the following account of the recent slave stampede from Jefferson and Petersville, Va.:
"They were striking a straight course, for the Pennsylvania line, but were discovered and arrested about two miles above Wolfsville. It required a strong force to secure them, the men making a desperate resistance, being armed with bowie-knives, dirks, &c. Two young men, Uriah Hurley and ---Lewis, who assisted in arresting them, received some pretty hard blows, and were also badly cut by knives in the hands of the negroes. We understood that the greatest excitement prevailed among the citizens of Wolfsville, upon hearing of the bloody resistance made by the runaways."
At the latest dates, says the Whig, the young men were not expected to recover, being dreadfully lacerated.
"The Virginia Runaways - Bloody Resistance," Natchez (MS) Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Gazette, September 29, 1849, p. 1.