Underground Railroad. 

   PREBLE COUNTY STATION.–A friend writing from Preble county, May 23d, gives the following report from the Underground Railroad there:–"Twenty-four Fugitives passed through this county a few weeks ago, and their masters, in pursuit, were within fifteen feet of them, and yet failed to get them, owing to the timely attention of a friend of the slave who secreted them." 

   DARKE COUNTY STATION–Another friend, writing from Darke county, says:–"I was happy to see an article in your last paper, from Bibb's Voice of the Fugitive. I know a LITTLE about a certain stampede that traveled not a 100 miles from here–fine, robust looking fellows. They had a preacher along. He left his Bible in the neighborhood, and promised to get a Canadian one when he got home. I judge they would have fought like tigers, as they were well armed. I would not like to have attempted to stop them. 

   "The Underground Railroad was never in a more hopeful condition. The fugitive law has raised the stock on some of our Western tracks, at least 50 to 75 per cent. Some new tracks have lately gone into successful operation, and the old tracks have undergone a thorough repair. No accidents have occurred, although three suspicious looking fellows from Kentucky crossed the line without knowing it, and offered a large reward to some of our citizens who were not above suspicion, to inform them about the terminus–They bought some horses, cursed the country, and traveled the old pike road home.–They were not in hunt of horses, but in search of a certain preacher of the everlasting gospel, who they declared had gone to preach to the people of Canada, and left his kind friends in Kentucky to mourn over his departure."–Ohio Columbian. 


"Underground Railroad," Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, June 10, 1853, p. 3.

Related Escape / Stampede
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Location of Coverage- City
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New York
Contains Stampede Term