The Maysville (Ky.) Herald, mentions the discovery and frustration of another negro stampede in Kentucky. Some forty slaves, it states, belonging in Woodford County, had made arrangement to break the bonds of servitude and seek the sweets of liberty, in a free state, on Saturday night last. The negroes all had free passes, and according to general orders each was to steal a horse and thus ride out of the land of bondage. But one of the band proving recreant, their designs were discovered and frustrated.

   Patrick Doyle, the white man engaged in the previous stampede, has been tried and convicted. The Lexington Atlas says a jury was obtained with but little or no difficulty. After the examination of a number of witnesses, the counsel for the commonwealth withdrew all the indictments but one, and the case was submitted to the jury without argument. After a few moments' consultation, the jury returned into Court with a verdict of guilty, and fixed the period of servitude in the Penitentiary at twenty years.


"Another Slave Stampede -- Doyle Convicted," New Lisbon (OH) Anti-Slavery Bugle, November 10, 1848, p. 2.

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