Beginning Date
Wednesday, May 18, 1853
Starting Point
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
R. Meek
Mid Points
End Point

Three enslaved people escaped from slaveholder R. Meek in Weston, Missouri. A report noted that the freedom seekers were "making for the Plains." However, two were later recaptured. Contemporary reports described the escape of these three bond people as part of a wave of recent "slave stampedes" unsettling the institution throughout western Missouri. 

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Serial Escapes
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Boston (MA) Liberator, "Slave Stampedes," June 10, 1853

Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, "Negro Stampede," June 24, 1853

See also Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 139-140; Boston Liberator, June 10, 1853 (19US)