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Slave passes for Mack and Ellack

Identifier: Mss 0034-040

Collection Overview

The folder contains two slave passes written by Sarah H. Savage and dated 1843. One pass gives an enslaved person named Mack permission to sleep in Bedon's Alley. The other pass, which has been penned through, gives an enslaved person named Ellack permission to sleep in Stoll's alley for three months.


  • Creation: 1843, undated


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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1 folder (2 items) : 2 leaves ; 13 cm.

Custodial History

The notes were found in a Book of Common Prayer that was donated to the College of Charleston by Daniel Horlbeck. The note was discovered in 1934.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Daniel Horlbeck.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Slave Passes for Mack and Ellack, 1843, undated
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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