STAMPEDE AMONG THE NEGROES OF HARDIN COUNTY.––The Elizabethtown Register of the 12th, says:
Since the last election nine or ten different negroes have attempted to escape from their masters in this county. During the progress of the Camp meeting at the head of Rough creek, two negroes ran off from that vicinity, but whether they were apprehended or not, we have not been able to learn. On last Sunday week, four others started from this neighborhood, belonging to Messrs. S. V. Leedom, Thomas M. Swam, H. Kennedy, and G. W. Strukler. The one belonging to Mr. Leedom was apprehended by Mr. S. Irwin, and this so alarmed the others, that they returned home. Three others, belonging to Mr. Guthrie and Mr. Young, of Westpoint, started on the same day. They were overtaken near Louisville, and one of them, who was armed with a shot-gun, threatened to shoot the pursuing party, if they attempted to take them, and was in the act of firing, when he was shot by Mr. Applegate. The shot struck him in the face, and wounded him so severely, that his recovery is very doubtful. The three negroes were then apprehended without further difficulty.
"Stampede Among the Negroes of Hardin County," St. Louis (MO) Missouri Republican, September 17, 1849, p. 2