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Sheftall Sheftall papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheftall, Sheftall, 1762-1847.
Title: Sheftall Sheftall papers
Dates: 1781
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0726

Biographical/Historical Note

Sheftall Sheftall (1762-1847) was born in Savannah, the son of Mordecai Sheftall. During the Revolutionary War, he was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Issues for the Continental troops in Georgia. He was taken prisoner in 1779, exchanged in 1780, and served until the end of the Revolution.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a warrant for money to be delivered to General Moultrie, signed by Sheftall Sheftall, and the deposition of Sheftall, recounting his War service and imprisonment.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Sheftall, Sheftall, 1762-1847.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Sheftall Sheftall papers, MS 726, 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.

Publication Note

Published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Selected Eighteenth Century Manuscripts, v.20 (1980).


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Warrant for $3,647, 1781 April 23 ( 2.0 p. )
68/90 in gold and silver favour of Sheftall Sheftall, money to be delivered to General Moultrie. Signed by Sheftall, Flag Master of the Carolina Packet. Bears receipt for money paid to Gen. Moultrie, signed by Joseph Carleton for Board of War, April 23, 1781.
Item 2: Deposition of Sheftall setting forth his War service, his imprisonment, asking for relief for his losses, undated
In hand of Sheftall, undated and unsigned, 1796?