William Scull

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William Scull (1739-1784) was an American cartographer and officer during the Revolutionary War. Scull was the grandson of Nicholas Scull, who was the colonial Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. In 1770, he published a map of Pennsylvania with Robert Sayer and John Bennett[disambiguation needed] and engraved by Henry Dawkins and James Nevil in Philadelphia. It was republished in many editions in France and England, although it is considered a compilation of the work of other cartographers.[1] He was commissioned an officer with the rank of Captain in the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment. He retired from that position on July 1, 1778, to take a position on the staff of Robert Erskine in the Geographer's Department of the Continental Army. William Scull was also a member of the American Philosophical Society from Reading, Pennsylvania.

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  1. ^ Gruthorn, Peter J. 1966. American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution. Monmouth Beach, NJ: Philip Freneau Press. Page 32

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