Slave Stampede

A Harrisburg (Pa.) letter states that over one hundred fugitives from labor, from the neighborhood of Winchester, Va., arrived there on Wednesday and Thursday nights. They say that no attempt is made to arrest runaway slaves – and the mountains of Virginia are full. The last arrival were in a wretched plight, having been on the road ten days. They were supplied with provisions, and sent on their way rejoicing to the promised land — Canada

(Liberator, June 14, 1861, pg 3)