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White Matlack (10/7/1745 -1/7/1824)
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.
|Full Title||Author||Volume||Date Out||Date In||Rep.||Fine||Ledger|
|Abbé Théophile Imarigeon Duvernet||1/29/1791||2/25/1791||1p|
The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, some account of the author’s life. By T. Smollett, M.D. Illustrated with twenty-eight new copper-plates, designed by Hayman, and elegantly engraved. The fourth edition, corrected. In four volumes.Transcribed: Don Quixote
|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra||Volume 1||2/20/1791||2/28/1791|
|John Moore||Volume 1||10/17/1791||11/14/1791||1p|
|Ephraim Chambers||Volume 2||12/17/1791||12/19/1791|
|Ephraim Chambers||Volume 1||12/19/1791||12/20/1791|