Flight of Fugitive Slaves

  A stampede of slaves from the border counties of Kentucky took place Sunday night. The whereabouts of several of them having been discovered in Cincinnati, officers proceeded to make arrests. Upon approaching the house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired, wounding two or three spectators, but not seriously. One slave woman finding escape impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly and severely wounding two others. Six of the fugitives were apprehended, but eight are said to have escaped. 


"Flight of Fugitive Slaves," Wakarusa (KS) Herald of Freedom, February 23, 1856, p. 2.

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