NEGRO STEALING.––We learn from the Des Moines Valley Whig, that a number of abolitionists residing at Salem, Iowa, recently stole nine negroes from a Mr. Daggs, of Clark county, in this state. They were pursued and captured by their owner and some of his friends, who, on their way back to Clark county, were, in turn, mobbed by superior numbers of abolitionists, and their slaves again set free. On last Wednesday, about one hundred men, all armed, started from Farmington, Missouri, for Salem, Iowa, and we shall in all probability soon hear of the recapture of the negroes, or the arrest of the abolitionists, and probably some bloodshed; which generally accompanies such lawless acts.––St. Louis Reveille


"Negro Stealing," New York (NY) Evening Post, June 21, 1848

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