Wednesday, May 18, 1853
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Three enslaved people escaped from slaveholder R. Meek in Weston, Missouri. A report noted that the freedom seekers were "making for the Plains." However, two were later recaptured. Contemporary reports described the escape of these three bond people as part of a wave of recent "slave stampedes" unsettling the institution throughout western Missouri.
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Notes on Sources
Boston (MA) Liberator, "Slave Stampedes," June 10, 1853
Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, "Negro Stampede," June 24, 1853
See also Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 139-140; Boston Liberator, June 10, 1853 (19US)