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Infanticide

This is so disheartening :-(

From the May 12, 1866 issue of the Columbia Herald newspaper of Maury County, TN

Infanticide.
We learn that two negroinfants were discovered drowned, in a branch on the farm ofCol. Andrew J. Polk on Monday last. They had been thrown there by their mothers, who, learn, gave as reason, their inability to support them.  – They ought rather to have sent them to their father Fisk

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