News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
July 29, 1874, Page 2
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On the night of the 20th of July, a little white female child about three weeks old, was laid at the door of Page Norris, the colored barber of Rome.  A bundle of three or four complete changes of clothing new and prettily made, was found by its side.  On opening the bundle containing the child, fifteen dollars was found pinned on its breast, with a note commending the child to the care of the barber’s wife, with a promise of reward, and also to send money every month.  There was no signature to the note, but the barber’s wife was directed if she wanted to hear from the writer at anytime, to address Mrs. A. M. D., Selma, Alabama.  The child is healthy, but there are no marks of identification about its clothing.  The hand writing of the note appears to be that of a man’s attempted to be counterfeited; and in the morning, tracks of a man who left the child were discovered.  The barber’s wife says she will care for the little one as if it was her own.  It has light hair, black eyes, and is of good size.


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