Stampede of Kentucky Slaves--A Bloody Tragedy.

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 28.--A stampede of slaves took place from the border counties of Kentucky last night. Several have been discovered here.-- The police, at noon to-day, proceeded to arrest them. Approaching the house where the fugitives were secreted, the latter fired on them, wounding two or three persons who had gathered to witness the arrest. They were not wounded seriously. One of the fugitive women, finding escape impossible, cut the throat of one of her children, killing it instantly. She also severely wounded two other of her children. Eight of the slaves are said to have escaped. 


"Stampede of Kentucky Slaves - A Bloody Tragedy," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, January 29, 1856, p. 2

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