CINCINNATI, Jan. 28--There was a regular stampede of slaves from the border counties of Kentucky last night. The whereabouts of several having been discovered here, the officers at noon to-day proceeded to make arrests. On approaching a house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired, wounding two or three spectators, but not severely. One slave woman finding escape impossible, cut the throat of one of her children killing it instantly. She also severely wounded two others. Six of the slaves were apprehended, and eight are said to have escaped. 


Pittsburgh (PA) Gazette, January 29, 1856, p. 3

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