Beginning Date
Thursday, October 1, 1863
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During the first few weeks of October, a Kentucky slaveholder claimed to some reporters that "a change seems to have come over the spirit of the negroes’ dreams in the Southern counties of that State, and large numbers of them are running off."  The slaveholder then provided a specific illustration of his claim.  "He says that over one hundred and fifty have escaped from one county, and the trouble is increasing."

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Over 150 from a single county