Slavery, Society News, etc.

Submitted by: Sharon M. Kouns

Ironton Register, Oct. 14, 1852

Negro Stampedes

We clip the following from the Maysville Eagle of the 6th inst.:On the 18th ult., fourteen slaves ran away from Burlington, belonging to four citizens there; and on the 26th nine fled from Campbell county, owned by Joseph Taylor. On Saturday or Sunday night last, some thirty-two slaves, the property of citizens of Mason and Brackon counties, made their escape across the Ohio River. – Three of them, captured some thirty-five miles back of Ripley, have since returned; but owing to the facilities afforded for flight in Ohio, the probability is that the residue will make good their escape. It is beyond question that fugitive slaves are afforded protection, means and facilities, by people of Ohio.