The Desperation of a Mother

According to Lydia Maria Child in her book Authentic Anecdotes of Slavery a mother beheaded her children in 1834 rather than have them sold away from her.

text of Lydia Maria Child's anecdote regrading a mother who beheaded her three children rather than allow them to be sold into slavery.
text of Lydia Maria Child’s anecdote regrading a mother who beheaded her three children rather than allow them to be sold into slavery.
Mother severing the heads from the bodies of her two boys rather than allow them to be sold into slavery away from her.
Mother severing the heads from the bodies of her two boys rather than allow them to be sold into slavery away from her.