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Frederick County Escape, Baltimore Sun 1-3-1856, page1
Affairs in Frkdkkicx Couhtt. We copy the following from the Frederick Examiner: Arrest of Fugitive Slaves Six slaves four men and twe women fugitives from Virginia, having with them two spring wagons and four berses, came to Hood's mill, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, near the dividing line between Frederick and Carroll counties, on Christmas day. After feeding their animals, one of them told a Mr. Dixon whence they came; believing them to be fugitives he spread the alarm, and some eight or ten persons gathered round to arrest them; but the negroes, drawing revolvers and bowie knives, kept their assailants at b iy, until five of the party succeeded in escaping in one of the wagons, and as the last one jumped on a ho-se te escape, he was fired at, the load taking effect In the small of the back. He at once surrendered, was brought to this city and lodged in prison, where he received the skillful surgical aid of Dr. J.J. Moran, the attending physician, who extracted a number of bird shot from the wound. The prisoner says he belongs to Chas. W. Simpson, Esq.. of Fauquier county, Virginia, and ran away with the others on the preceding evening. We learn that another of the negroes was captured In Carroll county and brought to this city on Friday evening by Mr. Win. Mitten, who arrested him in Westminster. His name Is Joe, and says he belongs to Mr. Adams, of Loudoun county, Va. Joe's feet are badly Injured from frostbite.