Six Slaves

Six slaves, three men, two women and a child, belonging to Mr. Wilburne, of Kenton co., Ky., made their escape from bondage night before last. They crossed the ice into this State a short distance below the Fifth street ferry. - Cin. Commercial.

There has been an immense stampede of the negroes in the upper part of the State. The rev. Mr. Fee and the other Abolitionists in that region must be acting upon the opinions laid down by Pretence some years since, that "all men have a right to liberty, no matter what color" - and are carrying out the wish expressed by him in 1849, that he hoped to see the day when there would not be a slave in Kentucky.

His Abolition brethren in Northern Kentucky and Ohio are doing a great deal to carry his sentiments into effect. Their underground railroad is in very active operation. We do not know that Prentice is the agent for the sale of tickets in this city, but we do know that negroes are very often missing. - Lon. Times.

If this be true, Prentice, Know Nothing as he is, is a much better Democrat than you are. We too, hope to see that day. But you must not accuse the “Abolitionist” of the Northern part of Kentucky either directly or indirectly of “stealing negroes,” a matter which is clearly indicated by the allusion to the underground railroad, Negroes from an instinctive desire for liberty - the same which prompted our forefathers to sign the Declaration of Independence; the same which prosecuted to a successful termination the Revolution with Great Britain, and which has made us a Government to which all nations may look and learn to govern - would seek a release from their thraldom in this way, seeing that there was very little probability of getting it in any other. We also hope ere long to see them in the full enjoyment of this freedom, and that to in a place from which they will not have to fly in consequence of the wrongs of their oppressors. - Kentucky News.


Provincial Freeman, March 8, 1856