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Edward Telfair


Edward Telfair was one of the earliest promoters of the Revolution in Georgia. He was one of the "sons of liberty" who met at Tondee's tavern in Savannah, and organized a regular resistance to the measures of the British government. In 1774 he was appointed one of the committee to draw up resolutions to be adopted by the friends of liberty, and he continued his activity as a patriot throughout the great struggle. He was elected a member of Congress, in . which body he was a conspicuous legislator and orator. After the war, Mr. Telfair was elected governor of Georgia, and he held the office several years, giving general satisfaction. After a long life of public service he died in Savannah in October, 1807.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 150. (Some spelling corrections have been made.)


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