Beginning Date
Tuesday, May 28, 1850
Mid Points
End Point

In late May 1850, a correspondent described a "stampede" of about 20 enslaved people from Washington, D.C. One group of three people escaped from the home of South Carolina congressman William Colcock on Tuesday night, May 28.

Escape Numbers
Escape Numbers Comment
Estimated at 20 "from this neighborhood"; one group of three specifically mentioned