SLAVE STAMPEDE.––Four Drowned.––Seven runaway negroes from Mason county attempted to cross the Ohio in a skiff, on the 9th inst., six miles above Maysville. The boat upset, and four of the negroes were drowned. The three others, and a slave whom they had hired to take them across, saved themselves by clinging to the skiff until relieved by a Mr. Mitchell, who heard them call for help. They were all taken to jail, and the negro who attempted to ferry them across was tried before a magistrate, and sentenced to receive thirty-nine lashes.
"Slave Stampede -- Four Drowned," New Orleans (LA) Times-Picayune, September 27, 1849, p.1.