Mordecai Sheftall letter and payroll
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Mordecai Sheftall letter and payroll

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797.
Title: Mordecai Sheftall letter and payroll
Dates: 1780-1793
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2047

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Payroll records.
Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

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