|Title:||Champion letter to Governor George Troup|
|Dates:||1827 June 18|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (1 letter)|
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. Raised on a plantation, he championed states' rights and slavery throughout his career, and also 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.
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.
Champion letter to Governor George Troup, ms 3200. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.