Slave Stampede and Resistance--Their Leader Killed.
Quincy, (Ill.) Nov. 6.
Last night about fifty negroes, of all ages and sexes, with teams, stampeded from the Missouri side of the river. The slaves were owned by Miss Miller, Mr. McKim and Mr. McCutcheon, of Sugar Creek, and Mr. Ellis, of Monticello, Lewis county. The slaves were overhauled on Saturday morning, and after a desperate resistance and the loss of their leader, they were captured. The slave who was killed belonged to Miss Miller.
"Slave Stampede and Resistance," Philadelphia (PA) North American and United States Gazette, November 7, 1849, p. 2.