Telegraphed for the Baltimore Sun
Washington, May 26--6 P.M
SERIOUS ILLNESS OF SENATOR ELLMORE--CONFIRMATION--SLAVE STAMPEDE
I regret to inform you that the Hon. Mr. Ellmore, Senator from South Carolina, and successor of the Hon. John C. Calhoun, is not expected to live through the night. His disease is bronchitis, and his case is considered hopeless.
Mr. Letcher has been confirmed as Minister to Mexico.
The abolitionists are at work here. Last night, three domestics in the family of the Hon. Wm. Colcock, of S.C., were spirited away. About twenty slaves have been enticed away from this city and neighborhood. X.
"Slave Stampede," Richmond (VA) Whig, May 31, 1850, p.3.