Instructions for the Government of Employees on the Nashville and Decatur Railroad Line

Nashville, TN: Printed at the Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1861. First edition (?). 16mo. 27 pp. Signed in type at the end "W. O'N. Perkins / General Superintendent." On July 1, 1861, the Central Southern, Tennessee & Alabama, and Tennessee & Alabama Central Railroads renewed an annual agreement to operate as three financial entities under the name Nashville & Decatur Railroad; it became a single corporation in 1867. Includes "General Regulations" (10 pages), "Signals," "Regulations for Passenger Conductors," "Duty of the Train Baggage-Master," "Duties of the Passenger Train Brakeman, "Instructions for Freight Conductor," "General Rules for Station Agent," "Relating to Freight Reports," "Duties of the Master of Road," and "Foreman of Repairs of Track." "No free person of color shall be received and carried on any car of the company, unless he or she shall produce the certificate of the Clerk of Court … no slave shall be received and carried on the cars without the verbal or written authority of the owner of such slave." Not in Parrish & Willingham or Allen "Tennessee Imprints." Apparently unrecorded on OCLC. Old light tidelines in text, some foxing, corners rounded; good copy of a rare Confederate Tennessee pamphlet, apparently previously unknown. Laid into contemporary (?) plain blue-green cloth wrappers (rubbed). (#7561). Item #60390

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