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Yes we were afraid of the patyroles* All colored folks were*
They said that any Negroes that were caught away from their master* a
premises without a permit would be whipped by the patyroles* They used
to sing a song:
‘Run nigger run9
The patyroles
Will get you.

 

Source: http://memory.loc.gov/mss/mesn/021/021.1.txt

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