Guayama slave revolt Aug 1848
Later from Ponce, P. 11. Wo learn from a pas senger on board the bark Cordelia, arrived on Sat urday, from Ponce, P. K., July 21th, thut on the night of the 18th of July, the inhabitants were thrown into a considerable state of alarm by the discovery of a plot existing among the negroes for a grand in surrection. It was discovered by information given by one or two negroes of the estate Leraud to the proprietor, who, on ascertaining the truth of it, immediately immediately gave notice to the proper authorities. Three 01' the principal ringleaders were immediately arrested, and had their trial. Two were condemned to be shot, and one to the chain gung for 10 years. The plan they said was an extensive one, and inclu ded all the negroes upon the South side of the Island, from Guayama to Mayaguez. The rise wua to be simultaneous in the different parts of the Island, and the day fixed was tbe last day of the month. They were to burn all the towns, kill all the whites, and make a second St. Domingo of tho Island. Since the arrest of the ring leaders, confidence was entirely restored.