Beginning Date
Saturday, May 15, 1858
Starting Point
Tuesday, June 1, 1858
Mid Points

Three enslaved people escaped from a Kentucky slaveholder named Hicks and crossed the Ohio River to Evansville, Indiana. Hicks hired an officer named Evans to recapture the three freedom seekers, but then refused to pay the slave catcher. An Evansville paper predicted that Hicks's decision not to compensate the slave catcher would cause trouble for other Kentucky slaveholders. 

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