RUNAWAY SLAVES.––A stampede of seventeen slaves took place near Maysville, Ky., on Monday last, who made their 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, he made battle and cut and dangerously wounded two men named Pose Waldron and Wm. P. Dare. The negro was finally overcome by the party and carried back to the Kentucky side where he is now safe in jail, but the two wounded men are said to be in a very critical situation and doubts are expressed whether either of them can recover. The balance of the negroes are yet at large. 


"Runaway Slaves," Evansville (IN) Daily Journal, September 28, 1857, p. 2

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