FUGITIVE SLAVES--MURDER.--Cincinnati, Jan. 28.--There was a grand stampede of slaves from the bordering counties of Kentucky last night. The whereabouts of several of them having been discovered in this city, the officers proceeded at noon to day to make a arrest of the fugitives. 

   Upon approaching the house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired upon them, and wounded two or three of the spectators, but not seriously. 

   One female slaves, finding escape impossible, proceeded to cut the throats of her children. She killed one instantaneously and wounded two others very seriously. Eight of them are said to have escaped. 


"Fugitive Slaves - Murder," Raleigh (NC) Spirit of the Age, February 3, 1856, p. 3

Related Escape / Stampede
Location of Stampede
Coverage Type
Via Wire Report
Location of Coverage- City
Location of Coverage- State
North Carolina
Contains Stampede Term