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MY DEAR JAMES, There begins to be a good deal of feelings in this quarter in reference to the navigation of the Savanah River and Mr Sloane has been appointed by the farmers society to attend the barbecue in Calhoun's Settlement on the 3d Inst. to present the views and feelings of the people hereabouts, as it is expected the Subject will be agitated on the occasion. His opinion at present is rather adverse to the practicability of rendering the river capable of steam navigation, except at an enormous cost. In this, I think he is mistaken, am I am sure he would be very happy to find he is.
I have conversed with him freely, as to what would in my opinion, be the proper mode of proceedings on the part of the meeting to bring the subject fairly before the Legislature of our state and Georgia. The subject is one of great importance and I hope will be prosecuted with vigour.
- Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, Calhoun Correspondence.