Letter to Senator John Forsyth

Letter to Senator John Forsyth

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Powell, Norborne B.
Title: Letter to Senator John Forsyth
Dates: 1832 March 22
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 369 to MS 391 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Norborne B. Powell to U.S. Senator John Forsyth, dated Liberty, Talbot County, Georgia, March 22, 1832. In the letter, Powell complains of the slowness of Federal mail service in Georgia, mentions a report that a Mr. Longstreet of Augusta (Ga.) will form a line of stages westward, and expresses his views on the Indian problems in Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms385

Biographical/Historical Note

John Forsyth (1780-1841), Congressman, U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor (1827-1829), and U.S. Secretary of State (1834-1841), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

For more information, see the article "John Forsyth (1780-1841)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Index Terms

Coaching (Transportation)--United States.
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Liberty (Ga.)
Postal service--Georgia.
Talbot County (Ga.)
Transportation--United States.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Norborne B. Powell, letter to Senator John Forsyth. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1832 March 22