10 june 1852
Anaatrr to Rk sera a Slav. The Covington (Ky.) Jooroal, of the 29th ult, gireo the following particulars of aa attempt to kidnap a alare la Cincinnati, on the Wednesday previous Mr. Harlan Moore, late of Bath county, Ky., on his way to Texas, having witb him a negro girl, a slave, was on the Telegraph, then moored at the Cincinnati landing, bat ap for Louisville. Lloyd Lewis, James Glbbins, Joan Kinney and others, free negroes of Cincinnati, met at the boat (it would seem by concert) and soon collected collected an excited crowd, by declaring that the girl in question was free, and that she was aboat to be kidnapped. Finally, Lewis, accompanied by others, went up into tbe cabin to the stateroom stateroom of Mr. Moore, demanded possession of the girl, alleging that she waa the child of a Mrs. Williams, Williams, a free colored woman of Ciociaaati, and threatened to break ia the door unless it was opened to him. Of course his impudent demand was not complied witb, and he attempted to execute execute his threat by kicking tbe door. The captain of the Telegraph, fiadiug tbe excitement on the increase, and apprehending serious consequences, consequences, cast loose and ran his boai over to thia aide of the river, bringing with him Lewis, Gibbons and Kinney. These persona made do objection, and of their own accord went before Mayor Foley, reiterated the statement that the lirl was free, and demanded demanded an investigation. The demand was prnanptly acceded to by the Mayor. Tbe investigation had not proceeded far, however, before Law la diMeov - ered he was in a bad scrape. Tbe woman Williams, Williams, alleged by him to be the mother, was brought in as a witness, and at oaee eisa vowed all knowledge of the girl In fact, not the shadow of a pretext was developed by the teerJmony to justily or mitigate tbe outrageous and bigh - hand - ed conduct of Lewis. The result was, be was held to bsil in tbe sum of $500 to answer tho charge of attempting to take from the pnanesaloo of ber master the negro girl. Tbe evidence against Gibbons and Kinney was not deemed sufficient to warrant their detention, and they were discharged. It was ascertained after the investigation that all of these negroes ware wall armed.