ENGLISH SPECULATION ON THE WAR AND ITS ISSUE.
[From the London Times, June 19.]
...Wherever the Northern regiments come we may presume that the secessionist inhabitants will take flight, choosing rather to trust themselves to the precarious hospitality of their more Southern neighbors than to remain under the authority of commanders who have denounced them as rebels, and even meditated the confiscation of their property. On the other hand, the flight of the slaves in the invaded parts of Virginia is spoken of as likely to become a "stampede'––a word which the Americans have borrowed from their prairies, and applied most expressively to a general rush of negroes from slavery....
[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant.]
"English Speculation On the War and Its Issue," New York (NY)) Herald, July 2, 1861. p. 2.