Saturday, July 15, 1854
A report from the LaGrange, MO Bulletin detailed the escape of four enslaved people, who were not identified by name, and accused "the sympathetic Abolitionists of Quincy" of "enticing" the bond people away. The Quincy Whig responded by ruminating that their Missouri neighbors "charge that every slave stampede that takes place originates in this city." According to reports, the group's escape was successful.
Notes on Sources
See also Quincy (IL) Whig, "Across the River," July 18, 1854 and Quincy (IL) Whig, August 5, 1854 (both articles also related to 1854 Howard Co Stampede