Moses Buffington letter
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Moses Buffington letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Buffington, Moses, 1751-
Title: Moses Buffington letter
Dates: 1779
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0101

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Buffington (b. 1751) was an ensign in Robert Parr's company of the South Carolina Royalists.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Moses Buffington in Savannah, Georgia to his father, Peter Buffington, Sr., dated December 8, 1779. The letter relates Moses' experiences during the siege on Savannah by British troops during the Revolutionary War. In the letter, he also mentions his brothers and friends. A typescript of Buffington's letter is also in the collection.

Index Terms

Buffington, Moses, 1751-
Buffington, Peter.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Moses Buffington letter, MS 101, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.


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