MATLACK, Timothy, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Haddonfield, Camden County, N.J., in 1730;
attended Quaker schools in Haddonfield and Philadelphia; engaged in mercantile pursuits in
Philadelphia; was in command of a battalion of Associators during the Revolution; member of the
provincial conference held in Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia, June 18, 1775; delegate to the convention
of July 15, 1776, and appointed secretary of state; member of the committee of safety in 1776; in
1777 was appointed keeper of the great seal; member of the board of trustees of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1780; moved to Lancaster, Pa.;
master of the rolls of Pennsylvania 1800-1809; moved to Philadelphia and was prothonotary of the
district court for several years; member of the board of aldermen 1813-1818; died at Holmesburg,
near Philadelphia, Pa., April 14, 1829; interment in the Free Quaker Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.;
reinterment in 1905 in Fatlands, on the Schuylkill River, opposite Valley Forge, Pa.
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Timothy Matlack, Patriot and Soldier. [N.p.]: Privately printed, 1910.