FUGITIVE SLAVES. – The Cincinnati Gazette states that the nine Fugitive Slaves, seized near that city on Wednesday night last, were from Boone County, Ky, and on their way to Canada. They were on foot, their baggage on their backs; their clothing torn and ragged, and their appearance deplorable. Four of them were men, two women, and three children. They will probably be remanded to Slavery, and like Burns, who was “so glad to get back” to Maryland, “sent further South to a new Market.”

            On the night previous to the above arrest, the Gazette says that 23 slaves made a “stampede” from Ky, reached the Licking River; lashed together several canoes’ and descended the Licking to the Ohio river, disembarked near Cincinnati and on Wednesday morning were run off, by the underground railroad to Canada.


"Fugitive Slaves," Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, June 20, 1854, p. 2.

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