Slave Insurrections, West India Islands

Papers from Bermuda and from other West India Islands contain reports of extended slave insurrections, which have resulted in much plunder and destruction of property. Many negroes have been killed. The outbreak at St. Vincent lasted ten days, and was only quelled after a large military force, cooperating with English vessels, had taken the insurrection in hand. A great many of the insurgents are prisoners, and martial law has been proclaimed. 

                                                                            (Liberator, November 21, 1863, pg 3)