The two runaway slaves taken back to Kentucky from Cincinnati, the other day, escaped last spring, and had been in Canada. Their object in returning was to run off some eight or ten of their friends from Mason county, Kentucky. Unfortunately, their letters had been intercepted, and the officers were waiting for them at Cincinnati on their arrival. Their arrest and rendition was conducted in a manner worthy of the fugitive slave law, the commissioner hearing the case after ten o'clock at night, when no counsel or friends could be summoned to the aid of the prisoners, and they were immediately remanded to slavery, and taken into Kentucky the same night. They belonged to Robert W. Ingraham, and are valued at $1,500 each, being very smart fellows.


The National Era, September 16, 1858