Hon. T. Butler King
, who has visited Europe
to secure the establishment of lines of steamers from European
ports to the ports of Georgia
, has made a report of the results of his mission to the Legislature of Georgia.
His efforts were first directed to Belgium
, in the hope of forming a contract with the ‘"Belgian American Company."’ In this he failed.
are more a manufacturing than a commercial people, and the above company seemed averse to enter into any engagements as regards the management of steamships.
then directed his attention to France
, in addressing a memorial to the French Minister
of Commerce. --He succeeded in inducing the French Government
to change the law granting a subsidy for a Northern line to New York, and substituting Savannah
for New York, and extending a Southern line from Bordeaux
to the West Indies
, to the same port.
This was accomplished after great labor by Mr. King
. Mr. King
's next step was to form a contract with Mr. Frederick Sabel
, of Liverpool
, for a line of steamers from that port to Savannah
, on the payment of a subsidy of one hundred thousand dollars as soon after peace as possible, which he was authorized to do by the laws of Georgia