STAMPEDE OF NEGROES.––Quite a stampede of negroes occurred on Sunday night last from the neighborhood of Washington in this county, and we are informed that as many as seventeen made they escape to Ohio. They were immediately pursued by a party made up on both sides of the river, and on an attempt being made to capture one of the negroes, belonging to Mr. Wm. Nelson, he made battle and cut and dangerously wounded two men named Pose Waldron and Wm. P. Dare. The negroe was finally overcome by the party and brought back to this side of the river, where he is now safe in jail, but the two wounded men are said to be in a very critical condition, and doubts are expressed whether either of them can recover. The rest of the negroes are yet at large.––Marysville (Ky.) Eagle, Tuesday. 


"Stampede of Negroes," Bellows Falls (VT) Vermont Chronicle, October 13, 1857, p. 3

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Bellows Falls
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