How Mr. Fillmore's Slave Catching Bill is received by his Constituents.––Duty of the general rising of the People.
A REGULAR STAMPEDE.––The passage of the Fugitive Slave bill by Congress has caused great commotion among our colored population. On Saturday a large number of them left the city for Canada, we believe. Some of our first hotels are left very bare of servants by this sudden movement. We had no idea that Pittsburgh was the home of so many fugitives, and feel sorry that a law has been passed by Congress that either drives them out of the Union entirely or back to perpetual slavery.––
[Pittsburgh Chron., 23d.
"A Regular Stampede," Syracuse (NY) Liberty Party Paper, October 3, 1850. p. 3.