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The slave Hegira from(search) Chicago
The slave Hegira from Chicago --Flight of Over One Hundred Fugitives.--It has already been stated that the recent arrests of a family of fugitive slaves, at Chicago, had caused large numbers to leave that city in haste, for Canada. The Chicago Journal, of the 8th inst., says: The utmost consternation prevails among all classes of the colored residents of the city, and the exodus from a state of uncertainty to one of absolute freedom still continues. All day Sunday the vicinity of the Michigan Southern depot was a scene of excitement and confusion. After the religious services at the Zoar Baptist Church, in the morning, which was densely attended, the leave-taking commenced. Edina Place, Buffalo, Clark and Harrison streets, which are largely inhabited by the colored population, were crowded all the afternoon by the fugitives and their friends, going from door to door, bidding each other good-bye. The colored clergymen of the city were also among the number, and labored