Beginning Date
Tuesday, July 13, 1852
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
George (or also William) Johnson (age 23) // Henry (age 20) // Isaac (age 16) // John (age 36)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John Mattingly
Mid Points
End Point

On Tuesday, July 13, 1852, four enslaved people escaped from St. Louis: 23-year-old George (or William Johnson), who had a free wife in St. Louis, 36-year-old John, 20-year-old Henry, and 16-year-old Isaac. Their enslaver, John Mattingly, advertised a $400 reward for their recapture. A Texas newspaper reprinted a report about the escape, calling it a "regular stampede." Some reports placed the number of escapees as high as seven. 

Escape Attributes
Single Group Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Escape Numbers Comment
Estimated between 4 and 7
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 22, 1852 (GB)