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Saturday, October 22, 1859
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On Saturday night, October 22, 1859, just days after John Brown's failed raid in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, authorities in Carroll County, Maryland claimed that they had prevented a planned "stampede" of "some forty slaves."  Newspapers claimed that one of the participants confessed to "the secret" and at least five ringleaders got arrested.

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