Rebecca Younger

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
January 10, 1895, Page 1
 
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Brought Home to Die

A negro girl named Rebecca Younger, died in Cartersville a few days ago after being brought home from Atlanta. Several months ago, it will be remembered, she gave birth to a child and wrapped it up in old rags and placed it in an old trunk, where it smothered to death. The officers found it immediately and the coroner’s jury pronounced her guilty of infanticide. The guard put over her was lax, it being little dreamed she would attempt to escape, but she fled the first night after the discovery and went to Atlanta, it seems, and kept her whereabouts well concealed. From the exposure she had to undergo she got sick and finally was sent to the Grady hospital, where she wrote her mother to come after her. Upon advice of white people her mother went for her and the girl died soon after her arrival here.

 

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