News from The Standard

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
September 16, 1852, Page 2
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Awful Tragedy

A negro woman belonging to Geo M. Garrison, of Polk county, killed four of her children by cutting their throats while they were asleep, on Thursday night, the 2d inst. and then put an end to her own existence by cutting her throat.  Her master knows of no cause for the horrid act, unless it be, that she heard him speak of selling her and two of her children, and keeping the others.


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In Cassville, Cass county, on Friday the 10th inst., a negro man calling himself Aaron, and says he belongs to a man named James H. Jones, of Muscogee county; and left home on the 4th of July last.  Said negro is about 25 or 26 years old, yellow complexion, five feet five or six inches high.  The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take said negro away, or he will be dealt with according to law.

J. B. Thornbrough, Jailer.


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