MORE NEGROES RUNNIING OFF. – There appears to be a regular stampede going on among the slave population in the city and country, not a night scarcely passing without more or less running away. On Saturday might [night], a slave woman, the property of R.J. Ward, Esq., ran off. Mr. S Chenoweth, of the country [county], lost one of his slaves at the same time, and Mrs. Lovering lost one woman servant and her two children, none of whom have since been heard of.

            In addition to the above, we learn that a gentleman residing a short distance from the city, had two of his slaves to run away on Friday night

            Here is a list of seven slaves that have disappeared from their owners since Friday night and it is high time something was done to stop the evil in our midst. – Louisville Courier, Sep. 25.

            The afflictions of these Kentucky patriarchs are to be communicated. “Something is to be done” What it is to be this Louisville deponent saith net. The union don’t do the work – the constitution don’t do it – nor does that wonderful piece of legislation the fugitive slave law – yet something is to be done. What next?


"More Negroes Running Off," New Lisbon (OH) Anti-Slavery Bugle, October 6, 1855, p. 3.

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