White Matlack (10/7/1745 -1/7/1824)

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Borrowing activity from 1/7/1791 to 12/30/1791.

White Matlack (October 7, 1745; Haddonfield, New Jersey – January 7, 1824) to Elizabeth Martha Burr Haines and Timothy Matlack: a couple that had both lost their first spouses. His grandparents were William Matlack and Mary Hancock; and Henry Burr and Elizabeth Hudson. His siblings were Sybil, Elizabeth, Titus, Seth, Josiah and Timothy Matlack. He was a New York Quaker and abolitionist.

He married Mary Hawhurst on March 6, 1768. They had four children; White, Timothy, Mary, and Hannah.

White was a watchmaker and silversmith in New York City from around 1769 to 1775. In 1775, he also worked in Philadelphia. Then he ran a brewery located not far from the Fraunces Tavern. By the 1780s he moved into steel manufacturing.

In 1782, he and Isaac Howell signed a document titled The memorial and remonstrance of Isaac Howell and White Matlack, in behalf of themselves, and others, who have been disowned by the people called Quakers, &c. White and his brother Timothy had been disowned by Orthodox Quakers for their support of the American Revolution. They formed a group with others called the Society of Free Quakers.

In 1786, he signed a letter to the Senate and assembly of the State of New York, against the shipping of African slaves through the port of New York.

Three years later he became a member of the New York Manumission Society. In 1787, the society founded the African Free School.

He died at Bay Side, near Flushing on Long Island, aged 80.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: World DisplayedVolume 11/7/17911/11/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 31/11/17911/16/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 21/16/17911/23/1791
Transcribed: Harrisons ClassicsVolume 51/23/17912/20/17916p
Transcribed: Monks Voltaire1/29/17912/25/17911p
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 12/20/17912/28/1791
Transcribed: MineralogyRichard Kirwan2/25/17913/22/17918p
Transcribed: "Richard KirwanVolume 22/28/17913/23/1791
Transcribed: Lewis Commerce Arts3/22/17915/4/17913s/8p
Transcribed: " - X Volume 33/23/1791
Transcribed: Millars Gardners Dictionary9/22/179110/14/1791
Transcribed: Moores ItalyJohn MooreVolume 110/17/179111/14/17911p
Transcribed: Lewis Commerce ArtVolume 211/12/179112/17/17912p
Transcribed: Chambers DictionaryEphraim ChambersVolume 212/17/179112/19/1791
Transcribed: "Ephraim ChambersVolume 112/19/179112/20/1791
Transcribed: EncyVolume 912/20/179112/30/1791
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