NP, MAP 1/8A/1861

From the Memphis Appeal
January 8, 1861
Memphis, January 8, 1861
   All slaves or colored persons traveling on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, unaccompanied by owners or agents, must be provided with special permits, signed by owner or agent, countersigned and stamped by the agent of the railroad selling the ticket. Printed blank permits will be furnished by ticket agents, which must be filled up, stating the station to and from which they are to travel.
   Owners traveling with slaves, and knot known to agents and conductors, will be required to give satisfactory reference, or the slaves will not be permitted to travel on the trains.
W. J. Ross
General Superintendent