Another Stampede--Doyle Convicted.
The Maysville Herald of Wednesday mentions the discovery and frustration of another negro stampede in Kentucky. Some forty slaves, it states, belonging in Woodford county, had made arrangements to break the bonds of servitude and seek the sweets of liberty, in a free State, on Saturday night. 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 Stampede - Doyle Convicted," Pittsburgh (PA) Gazette, October 19, 1848, p. 2