STAMPEDE AMONG THE NEGROES.––We copy the following from the Lexington (Ky.) Atlas of Tuesday:
The city yesterday morning was filled with rumors and excitement, on account of a concocted and well laid scheme for a wholesale absconding of the negroes in this vicinity. It has been ascertained that thirty-six slaves have been missing. Several have run away from Woodford and Franklin. We learn, by a telegraphic despatch, that a good many escaped from the counties of Bourbon and Mason on Saturday night.
It is supposed that they have been persuaded off by and are under the care of the abolitionists.
Five thousand dollars reward has been offered by the owners of the runaways for their apprehension.
"Stampede Among the Negroes," New York (NY) Evening Post, August 15, 1848, p. 2.