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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30pm 

As Greg Wilson presents "Timothy Matlack - American Patriot and Scrivener of the Declaration of Independence"


The name Timothy Matlack may not be a familiar one, but he was an unsung patriot of the American Revolution.  He also was the scrivener of the Declaration of Independence.  Born a Quaker in Burlington, New Jersey, Matlack grew up in Philadelphia, where be became a merchant and brewer. He knew and worked with Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, and Thomas Paine among others. As the revolution approached, be became a clerk to the Second Continental Congress and later Colonel of the 5th Pennsylvania Rifles, who pledged his life and his fortune to the cause of independence from Great Britain.  He fought with General George Washington at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton during the critical winter of 1776-1777.  In 1780, he became a Representative to the Second Continental Congress from Pennsylvania.  To learn more about the life and times this amazing man, please join the Great Falls Historical Society by Zoom on October 6, 2020 at 7:30  p.m. to hear Greg Wilson discuss his ancestor.



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