George Michael Troup letters
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George Michael Troup letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856.
Title: George Michael Troup letters
Dates: 1823-1826
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0806

Biographical/Historical Note

George Michael Troup (1780-1856) was born on September 8, 1780, in a region of Georgia that became part of Alabama. He was a cousin of William McIntosh, the Creek Indian Chief. In 1782, Troup moved to Belleville plantation near Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) in 1797. Around the year 1801, Troup was elected to the state legislature. He married Anne St. Clare McCormick on October 30, 1803; she died a year later. On November 8, 1809, he married his second wife, Anne Carter From 1807 until 1815 he served in the U.S. House of Representatives; he served in the U.S. Senate from 1816 until 1818. Troup was elected as Georgia's governor in 1823 and re-elected in 1825. He served a second term in the U.S. Senate, 1829-1833. Troup died on April 26, 1856 and was buried at his plantation, "Rosemont," in Montgomery County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three letters from George M. Troup. In the first letter, written to the Executive Department of the House of Representatives in Milledgeville, Georgia, 1823, Troup gives John A. Cuthbert's fee as additional counsel in the case of the claim interposed by the State to the Africans. The second letter, written again to the Executive Department, describes the need of additional funds to print more copies of A.S. Clayton's Georgia Justice and O.H. Prince's Digest of the Laws of Georgia to supply to county officers. In the third letter, Troup writes to William Coffee Daniell of the appointment of Hamilton Fulton as Chief Engineer of the State.


Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Item 2 purchased from Whitman Bailey. Item 3 purchased from Paul C. Richards from Brookline, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Michael Troup letters, MS 806, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David M. Sherman, 1970 (Item 1). Purchased, 1954 (Item 2); 1968 (Item 3).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Item 1: George M. Troup to the House of Representatives. Executive Department, Milledgeville, Ga., 1823 November 13 ( 2.0 p. ) View online.
Regarding John A. Cuthbert's fee ad additional counsel in the case of the claim interposed by the State to the Africans.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
 

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1Item 2: George M. Troup to unknown recipient. Executive Department, Milledgeville, Ga., 1823 December 18 ( 1.0 p. ) View online.
Regarding need of additional funds to print more copies of A.S. Clayton's Georgia Justice and O.H. Prince's Digest of the Laws of Georgia to supply county officers.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
 

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1Item 3: George M. Troup to William Coffee Daniell. Milledgeville, Ga., 1825 March 23 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding the appointment of Hamilton Fulton as Chief Engineer of the State.