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Champion letter to Governor George Troup

Champion letter to Governor George Troup

Descriptive Summary

Title: Champion letter to Governor George Troup
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1827 June 18
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3200
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Michael Troup (1780–1856) served as the 32nd Governor of Georgia for two terms as well as serving as a state senator for several years. He championed states' rights and slavery throughout his career, and supported expansionist Manifest Destiny policies, public education and the construction of new roads and canals. He successfully advocated for the removal of the Creek Indians from Western Georgia. Troup County was named for him in 1826.

Scope and Content

One letter from Champion to Georgia Governor George Michael Troup expressing Champion's displeasure of "Ashayer's" paper "Roads and Canals," which argues that roads have various advantages over a canal system. In the letter Champion states his preference for a canal system connecting the Southern states, though this system which was never adopted. Accompanying the letter is a hand drawn map of a proposed railway from Savannah and Macon to the Western States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Champion letter to Governor George Troup, ms3200, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Canals -- Georgia.
Maps (documents)
Railroads -- Georgia.
Transportation -- Georgia.
Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1827 June 18
I have made the communication to the cheief magistrates of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi which I hope combined with the important part Georgia holds in it, with plead an --- for what I am fully convinced is an --- in your Excellency on the part of -----. A reference to W. Camak valuable paper onto that Gentleman will perhaps prove the correctness of my views on this subject. In early --- --- of the [Susipah Guide] the --- on Flroida stated in a letter of the [21st ---]