The following paper was found on the streets of Carrollton the other day:

"For and inconsideration of the sum of five hundred and thirty-five dollars, to me in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I have this day sold to Thos Dugan a negro woman named Clara, aged about 19 years, of light color, and her child, a boy aged about 9 months, which I warrant sound and healthy in mind and body and slaves for life.  I will also warrant and defend the title of said negro woman and child against the claim or claims of any person or persons whatever.  Witness my hand and seal this 25th day of April, 1846. [seal] Henry Crittenden."


Carrollton Democrat clipping from 1896.