Quite a stampede took place among the negroes in this neighborhood on Saturday night last, and some three of them succeeded in getting within a few miles of the Ohio river, but were fortunately captured by some gentlemen in Lewis county, brought back, and are now in jail. The names of these would be Free Soilers are Jake, the property of Thos. R. Botts; Grant, or Gran, the property of Walker Thornton, of Bourbon county, but hired by Isaac Johnson, of this vicinity, and Lewis, the property of Lake Stockton. Another slave from the neighborhood of Sherburne, was also lodged in jail on Monday night, he having "declared his intention" of running away.–Fleming Star.
Ripley (OH) Bee, September 27, 1860, p.3