SLAVE STAMPEDE IN KENTUCKY.--Cincinnati, Jan. 28.--There was quite a stampede among the slaves of the border counties of Kentucky, last night, and the whereabouts of several having been discovered in this city, the officers, at noon to-day, proceeded to make arrests. On approaching a house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired upon them, wounding two or three spectators slightly. One slave woman, finding that escape was impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly, and severely wounding two others! Six slaves were apprehended, but eight are said to have escaped. 


"Slave Stampede in Kentucky," Washington (DC) National Era, January 31, 1856, p. 18.

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