|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797.|
|Title:||Mordecai Sheftall letter and payroll|
|Extent:||0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Mordecai Sheftall (1735-1797) was born in Savannah, Georgia and was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheftall who immigrated to Georgia in 1733. He served as magistrate of Chatham County, Georgia and as Deputy Commissioner of Issues for the Continental troops in Georgia. He and his son, Sheftall Sheftall, were taken prisoner in 1779, but exchanged and released in 1780.
This collection contains a photocopy of the letter Mordecai Sheftall wrote on 11 April 1780 asking William Matthew Burt, the governor of Antigua, to grant him parole and allow Sheftall to be released as a prisoner of Antigua and to be returned to New York. The original of this letter is currently in a private collection. Also included is a typed transcription, compiled by Carrie Price Wilson, of the auditor's payroll of Mordecai Sheftall from 1782 to 1793.
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