Fugitive Slaves Arrested in Cincinnati
"Fugitive Slaves Arrested in Cincinnati," New York Times, June 15, 1857, p. 4: 5.
Sporadic violence resulting from the new Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 broke out throughout the rest of the decade. This brief report from the New York Times in 1857 illustrates one tragic episode that occurred in Ohio.
ONE OF THE U.S. MARSHALLS STABBBED BY A SLAVE, ETC.
CINCINNATI, Saturday, June 13.
This forenoon, as four of the U.S. Deputy Marshals were arresting a fugitive slave and his wife, the slave stabbed one of them, Mr. J. C. ELLIOTT, with a long sword knife, upon which another of the marshals shot the slave in the abdomen four times. The negroes were taken into custody. The marshals wound is dangerous, and the negro's is considered to be mortal. The affray occurred in a room in Vine street, near the Post-Office, where negroes were secreted.
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New York Times, "Fugitive Slaves Arrested in Cincinnati," June 15, 1857, Underground Railroad Digital Classroom, Dickinson College, 2008, http://housedivided.dickinson.edu/ugrr/news_june1857.htm.