Providence (RI) Manufacturers and Farmers Journal, "The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.,” June 14, 1847

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    "The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.,” Providence (RI) Manufacturers and Farmers Journal, June 14, 1847, p. 4: 2.
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    The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.
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    Peter Lake, Dickinson College
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    The Slave Riot at Carlisle, Pa.

    The Hagerstown (Md) News states that Mr. Kennedy’s wounds are more dangerous than was at first supposed. He received a severe stab in the back of the neck from a dirk knife in the hands of a negro; also a blow upon the head from a stone thrown, by which he was felled to the earth. The cap of his knee was also knocked off by some means and other injuries inflicted upon his person. It is supposed that many weeks will elapse before he will be able to return to his home.
    Mr. Hollingsworth succeeded in getting his negro away, and he is now in prison at Hagerstown. He had in his possession written directions as to the roads he should take, and the houses at which he should halt along his way. This, he says, was given to him by a white resident of that place.
    The News learns that the fray was of a very general character; the whites generally rallied in aid of the owners of the slaves. Numbers of the students of Dickinson College, who were from the south, took an active part. Judge Hepburn was upon the ground, with the Sheriff acting under his direction, busy in securing the arrest of the most prominent of the negro rioters. Many of the negroes were severely wounded, and it is said that at every post and corner was some one to be seen, bloody and bleeding, leaning for support.
    Letters received from the scene of the riot, state that Professor McClintock, of Dickinson College, was particularly conspicuous in urging the negroes to the attack− also that the boy alluded to in the slip of the “Herald” has died from his wounds. One letter states that a meeting of the Southern students of the College had been called in reference to Professor McClintock’s behavior upon this occasion− and it is supposed that they will demand his removal from the institution or withdraw themselves. One of the students was slightly wounded, and many other persons, black and white, injured seriously.

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