The was a serious negro stampede from plantations sixty miles back of the river, in Kentucky, on Saturday night. Of eleven slaves who decamped, five succeeded in crossing the Ohio, a few miles below this city, yesterday. Their pursuers were in town last night, but learning that the fugitives had got twelve hours start, gave up the chase. – Com.
"Slave Stampede," Chillicothe (OH) Daily Scioto Gazette, August 17, 1853, p. 2.