Improvements

1829 March 31 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Notice of Georgia Factory groundbreaking by Clayton

1829 April 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – A. S. Clayton’s cotton factory, the Athens Mfg Company, reprinted from Athenian

1829 April 11 Macon Telelgraph (Macon, Georgia), Clayton starts factory as reported in Athenian

1829 April 20 Transcribed letter of Augustin Smith Clayton, Jr. to to his father, Judge Augustin Smith Clayton. Letter discusses the success of John Johnson’s trip north to purchase factory equipment (most probably in Paterson, NJ). Original letter in  possession of descendant of Augusta Clayton King, in Atlanta, Georgia.

1829 April 28 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Editor defends Clayton from Darien Phoenix attack for starting a factory

1830 March 23 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Athens Factory – editorial reprinted from Washington GA newspaper

1831 August 9 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Edgefield Factory Burnt – loss of 20k factory by fire during robbery in SC

1832 February 28 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Athens Factory – Clayton’s son, William W. Clayton, appointed agent of business

1832 April 11 Daily Chronicle (Philadelphia) p2 Communicated – reports Adams and Clayton of Bank Committee visit glass factory

1832 May 1 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Notice – John Johnson no longer partner in Clayton’s cotton factory

1832 June 25 Boston Courier Clayton letter on lack of profits of GA Factory

1832 July 19 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia) Clayton on his factory profits

1833 May 11 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Manufactures – Another cotton factory planned for Athens to nullify Northern profits

1833 June 1 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Factory fully functioning

1833 June 22 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Rail Road – Calls for meeting to discuss building RR to Athens

1833 June 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Road Meeting – Clayton elected to committee to explore railroad to Augusta from Athens

1833 July 6 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Road Meeting – Clayton active in Meeting – 4 cols

1833 July 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Augusta Rail Road Meeting – Augustans seem opposed to rail to interior of state

1833 July 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Road Meeting – Oglethorpe County wants to work with Athens to build RR

1833 August 31 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – The Railroad – Letter of Clinton for Washington (GA) News re Athens rail road

1833 October 5 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p4 – Notice Athens Cotton and Wool Factory – advertisement announces factory in operation

1833 October 5 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p4 – To Manufacturers a Great Bargain – offers factory in Wilkes Co for sale

1833 December 14 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Rail Road Bill – fears poison pills have been attached to the bill

1833 December 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Roads and Canals – refers readers to another article

1834 January 11 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Analysis of Congressional Proceedings – Congressman Standefer calls for improvements bn Tennesee and Coosa Rivers

1834 January 11 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road – commissioners announce sale of stock subscriptions

1834 February 1 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – lists projectors of Athens Branch of State Bank

1834 February 1 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – The Rail Road – Civil Engineer’s report re route from Augusta to Athens via Greene County

1834 February 22 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Died – Abraham Walker death notice, had been partner in Athens Factory

1834 February 22 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – South Carolina Rail Road – Augusta news reports travel time from Charleston

1834 February 22 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – To the Stockholders – GA RR organized under charter, announces first meeting

1834 March 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – article re railroad in northern Alabama to connect to Huntsville

1834 May 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Rail Road – Directors continue to sell stock subscriptions

1834 September 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Great Calamity – destruction of Athens Factory, fire loss of $40k invested

1834 September 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Richmond Factory – 2000 spindle cotton factory opened in Richmond County

1834 October 18 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Extract of letter to James Camak, President of the Georgia Rail Road – William Dearing reports hiring J. Edgar Thomson as Chief Engineer

1834 October 18 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Notice – Dearing and Nisbet announce sale of remains of destroyed Athens Factory

1834 October 18 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Skull Shoal Factory – Dr. Poullain announces factory opening on border of Clarke Co

1834 December 19 National Intelligencer (Washington, DC) House debates Clayton Resolution on RR iron tariff

1834 December 20 National Intelligencer (Washington, DC) – House of Repressentatives – resumes debate on Clayton Resolution on RR iron tariff

1834 December 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – House of Representatives – George R. Clayton (Judge Clayton’s son) amends bill to rename Camak Factory into Princeton Factory

1835 January 22 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Rail Road – editorial that project moved from vision and now taking shape

1835 January 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road Office – calls for payment of stock subscriptions

1835 February 26 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Rail Road – reports local stock subscriptions were made promptly

1835 May 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Extracts from the Minutes of a Convention of the Stockholders of the Georgia Rail Road Company

1835 June 18 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Rail Road – 24 miles under construction

1835 October 1 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – The Rail Road – says railroad will benefit Athens and Augusta in cost efficient manner

1835 December 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – From Milledgeville – hopes to join Cincinatti Railroad project

1835 December 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – The Rail Road Bills- adding banking privileges

1835 December 24 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Madison Wool Factory for Sale

1835 December 24 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Princeton Factory – William Williams announces now in operation

1835 December 24 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Skull Shoal Manufacturing Company – purchasing cotton at market price w freight deducted

1835 December 24 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 -The Whig and the Rail Road Banks – gives details of RR Banking privileges

1836 January 7 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – reminds readers of upcoming Georgia Rail Road meeting to confirm banking privileges of new charter

1836 March 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office of the Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company – calls for payment of next installment of stock subscription

1836 March 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company – J Edgar Thompson advertises for lumber for RR

1836 March 31 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clayton elected Board of Directors of newly constituted Georgia Railroad and Banking Company at meeting on March 26

1836 March 31 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Letter of Maryville, Tennessee, suggests Georgia Railroad connect to Cincinatti RR via Knoxville

1836 April 21 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – United States’ Bank – reports Savannah branch no longer redeeming its bills

1836 May 12 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Rail Road Convention – Clayton re-elected a director of Georgia Rail Road

1836 May 12 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rabun County meeting endorses connecting Athens to Cincinatti RR via Knoxville

1836 May 26 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company – at end of reports Clayton appointed a delegate to Cincinatti RR meeting in Knoxville on July 4

1836 June 2 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Road Meeting – editorial re Athens sending delegates to Cincinatti RR meeting in Knoxville

1836 June 9 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clayton active in meeting that nominated Athens delegates to Cincinatti RR meeting in Knoxville

1836 July 22 Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), p3 – notes attendees at railroad convention in Knoxville, lists Clayton among the South’s most prominent people

1836 July 28 Virginia Free Press (Charlestown, Virginia) p2 – reprints National Intelligencer notice of prominent attendees at Knoxville railroad convention including Clayton

1836 July 30 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Knoxville Convention – J Edgar Thompson’s report of 2 routes for railroad to Knoxville from Athens

1836 August 6 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Hiwassee RR communicates w GA RR and J Edgar Thompson surveys mtn passes

1836 September 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Western and Atlantic Rail Road

1836 October 11 United States Telegraph (Washington, DC), p2 – The Cincinatti Railroad – report of Clayton as chair of Georgia Committee

1836 October 15 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Rail Road Convention – need to send delegates to Macon in November

1836 October 15 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – We are Authorized – lists slate of people willing to serve at Macon RR Convention, includes Clayton

1836 October 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clarke elects delegates to Macon RR Convention, includes Clayton

1836 November 26 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p1 – Rail Road Convention – Full Report

1836 November 26 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Rail Road Convention – Editorial supports parts of report but feels other parts will not pass

1836 December 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road – charter secured

1836 December 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), pp1-2 – Georgia Legislature – Macon Rail Road Convention Memorial to legislature

1837 March 11 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – McNeill to be chief engineer of Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston RR

1837 March 25 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office Ga R R and Bk’g Co – 3rd installment of stock subscription to be paid in April

1837 March 25 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Hiwassee and Georgia Rail Roads – correspondence bn RRs to connect Athens to Knoxville

1837 May 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Money Market – notes suspension of specie payment by banks throughout country, urges caution

1837 May 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Col Stephen H Long arrives Athens to begin work as Western and Atlantic RR chief engineer

1837 May 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Georgia Rail Road – annual stockholders mtg report, Clayton re-elected a director

1837 May 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Banks in Georgia – includes minutes of Athens discussion of local specie suspension, WW Clayton secretary

1837 June 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – From Macon Telegraph – Monroe RR reports less than 163k surplus if liabilities paid, many assets look doubtful

1837 June 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Bank Report – Georgia Rail Road and Ban king Company – Clayton owns shares by self and as trustee

1837 June 10 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office Ga RR and Bkg Co – Board orders full payment outstanding subscription payments 3rd installment

1837 June 10 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office Ga RR and Bkg Co – Clayton as pres pro tem reports 2M in assests and 500k in liabilities

1837 July 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Athens Committee Circular calls for Southern Commercial Convention in Augusta in October, Clayton part of committee

1837 July 29 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Charleston and Hamburg Rail Road – Cincinnati RR may purchase SC RR

1837 August 22 Southern Argus (Columbus, Mississippi), p4 – Circular – Athens committee, includes Clayton, invitation to attend Southern Commercial Convention

1837 September 22 Daily Commercial Bulletin and Missouri Literary Register (St Louis, Missouri), p2 – Southern Commercial Convention – Clayton chairs part of the meeting

1837 October 5 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Minutes of meeting at Commencement endorsed calling for Southern Commercial Convention, Clayton presided over meeting

1837 October 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Convention – Augusta reports of Southern Commercial Convention, Dearing of Athens active

1837 October 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Awful Calamity Nearly 100 Lives Lost – Accounts OH Prince death on steam packet Home

1837 October 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Steamer Home – local understanding of which accounts correct of OH Prince death

1837 October 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Public Meeting – OH Prince’s death on sea-going steamboat disaster – Clayton makes resolutions, GA RR also mourns death

1837 November 2 The Emancipator (NYC), p3 – The Cincinnati Rail-Road and Slavery – editorial re Clayton’s report on RR and slavery

1837 December 30 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road – letter of One Who Knows reports 50 miles in operation with stagecoaches from endpoint to Athens

1837 December 30 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company Stock – offers 2500 shares for sale in January to complete branches

1838 January 6 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Legislature appoints Clayton’s brother, George R Clayton of Baldwin, to committee investigating Central Bank

1838 January 13 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road – purchases SC RR

1838 January 13 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Sale of Rail Road Stock – 1000 shares Georgia RR and Banking Company sold in Athens

1838 January 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Internal Improvement – TN legislature invests in Cincinnati RR project

1838 January 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Canal – canal project near Brunswick Georgia

1838 February 10 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Western and Atlantic Rail Road – commission and Long commence RR construction

1838 February 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Western and Atlantic Rail Road, To Landowners – rights of way under consideration

1838 February 17 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Notice to Rail Road Contractors – call for proposals by W and A RR, signed SH Long

1838 March 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Public Meeting – announces meeting in Athens to elect delegates to Southern Commericial Convention in Augusta

1838 March 10 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Merchants and Planters look at this – Princeton Factory in Athens advertises Georgia Nankeens

1838 March 10 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Report of Athens Meeting to send delegates to 2nd Southern Commercial Convention – Clayton and Dearing among those elected

1838 March 31 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office Ga R R and Bking Company – final installment payment on stock required in April

1838 April 14 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Merchants Convention – Minues of 2nd Southern Commercial Convention held in Augusta

1838 May 19 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rail Road Convention – Clayton re-elected director of GA RR

1838 June 2 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Bank Convention – GA and SC banks meet in Charleston to consider specie resumption

1838 September 15 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – notice of Athens meeting that elected delegates to 3rd Southern Commercial Convention, includes Dearing but not Clayton

1838 October 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – 3rd Southern Commercial Convention called for state mtgs to lobby legislatures, announces meeting to elect delegates at Athens

1838 October 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Commercial Convention – Minutes of convention in Augusta, calls for direct trade w Europe

1838 November 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – minutes of the Athens meeting to elect delegates to Milledgeville Convention on Direct Trade, much debate on banking

1838 November 3 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Connexion of the Georgia Rail Road with the State Rail Road – company to sell more stock in December to finance Madison branch extension

1839 March  Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Athens elects delegates to 5th Southern Commercial Convention in Charleston

1839 March 9 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Augusta and Waynesboro Rail Road – organizers includes Dearing

1839 April 27 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Central Rail Road – 70 miles completed, another 40 graded

1839 May 24 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Geo Rail R and Bank’g Co – 10 per cent reduction of notes

1839 May 31 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Public Meeting – called meeting of Georgia Railroad Board

1839 June 28 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Geo R R and Bnkg Company – gives rates and terms at principal bank in Athens

1839 July 26 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Another Convention – commercial convention to be held in Macon, 22 Oct

1839 September 20 Southern Banner (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Office Geo R R and Bkng Company – calls for stock installment payment to construct branch beyond Madison

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