NP, MAP 1/8/1861

From the Memphis Appeal
January 8, 1861
Negroes on {Memphis &} Charleston Railroad
   This road has adopted a most strenuous system respecting the passage of negroes over the road. When a white man applies for a ticket for a black one to go over the road, he must satisfy the ticket agent, by the hands of a known and responsible party, that he has a right to secure transit of the negro. A railroad pass is then given, and the party taking it signs a receipt, which is also signed by the agent selling the ticket.