FEARFUL AND EXCITING INTELLIGENCE.
NEGRO INSURRECTION AT HARPER'S FERRY.
...It is apprehended that the affair at Harper's Ferry is more serious than our citizens seem willing to believe. The wires from Harper's Ferry are cut, and consequently we have no telegraphic communication beyond Monocacy Station. The Southern train which was here at an early hour this morning has not yet arrived. It is rumored that there is a stampede of negroes from this State...
[Editors 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.]
"Fearful and Exciting Intelligence - The General Newspaper Despatches," New York (NY) Herald, October 18, 1859, p. 3