Negro Stampede in Kentucky.
A large number of negroes left the neighborhood of Lexington, Ky. in a body a short time since, and in such a way as to leave no doubt that white men were engaged in organizing their departure. Popular indignation was up and a determination to arrest them with whatever trouble and punish the instigators of the act was formed by a large portion of the citizens. The negroes have been arrested on their route to the Ohio river. Several serious contests took place before they could be secured. In an engagement on the Germantown road, near Calysvill, a young man named C.W. Fowler, of Harrison, was mortally wounded, and the whites, who were only ten in number, had to retreat. They were reinforced by ten others, and again attacked the runaways, but were compelled to withdraw. Jose Duncan was severely wounded in this second contest. A party of three or four hundred having collected, the country was scoured between Licking river and the Ohio, and thirty-three negroes were secured, and one killed up to the night of the 10th inst. A white man named Doyle was arrested among them, and was very nearly being hung by his captors. He was, however, committed to jail to await his trial for aiding the escape of the negroes.
"Negro Stampede in Kentucky," Vidalia (LA) Concordia Intelligencer, August 26, 1848, p. 2.