Sheftall Sheftall letter
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Sheftall Sheftall letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheftall, Sheftall, 1762-1847.
Title: Sheftall Sheftall letter
Dates: 1781
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2046

Biographical/Historical Note

Sheftall Sheftall (1762-1847) was born in Savannah, Georgia and was the son of Mordecai Sheftall. During the American 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 photocopy of a letter written by Sheftall Sheftall on 8 February 1781 to Brigadier General Thomas Moultrie who was on board the sloop Carolina at the time. The original copy of this letter is currently in a private collection.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Moultrie, Thomas, active 1781.
Sheftall, Sheftall, 1762-1847.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.