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Title:[Letter] 1828 Oct. 2, Tuskaloosa, Alabama, Executive Department [to] Sam Houston, Nashville, Tennessee / John Murphy : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Murphy, John

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Date: October 2, 1828
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document, dated October 2, 1828, is a letter from the fourth governor of Alabama, John Murphy to the governor of Tennessee, Sam Houston. Murphy's purpose in writing the letter is to establish communication between the two chief-executives concerning mutual interests of their respective states. Specifically, a federal fund, approved by congress for the opening of a canal to improve navigation of the river at Muscle Shoal, Alabama. This improvement, according to Murphy, will open the market of New Orleans to much of Alabama, and East Tennessee via the Tennessee River. He states in the letter, however, that he believes the construction of a rail road would be a superior alternative to the canal.
Collection:Governor Sam Houston Papers
Document: sl692

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