“The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.,” Boston (MA) Liberator, June 18, 1847, p. 99: 4.
The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa., is attracting great attention. The Hagerstown News says that Mr. Kennedy’s wounds are more dangerous than was supposed. He was stabbed in the neck, and had his [illegible] knocked off.
The News says the fray was general, and that the white citizens of Carlisle took part generally with the slaveholders. The southern students of Dickinson college were particularly active. But Prof. McClintock urged the negroes to the attack. For this rebellious proceeding of the learned professor, it appears that the aforesaid southern students have taken him in hand, and require that he shall leave or they will. They learned that trick of their fathers, who have always practiced it.