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When traveling away from his master's property, a slave had to be prepared to show a "pass" from his owner. The following pass was found among Caldwell County, Kentucky Affidavits 1810 - 1872, Caldwell County Clerk's Office, Princeton, Kentucky.
"The bearer my Negro woman Sally is here by permitted to pass Unmolested, & to hire herself to anyone she may please & Receive the benefit of her own wages untill otherwise directed by me. Given under my hand this 22d March 1814. Joshua Vail"