beginning in 1807 when Lambert was a member of Congress
ending in 1815 when Lambert was in his last year as a U. S. Senator
I have transcribed the letters as Lambert wrote them, which is why there is an absence of commas and periods. If there is a blank space underlined, it means I could not read his writing.
Washington Feby 9 . 1807
I received yours of the 1st Jany I am glad to hear from you, we have cold weather here as well as at home it rained that day here, moderately that you had it so hard at home –
What a man Capt’n Ent is, I did not expect he would so soon forget me well if your letters was entered on Sunday at the post office new Hope they would come to me in 2 or 3 days when the roads are good, but you’ll have but 2 or 3 more times to write from home it is not worth while to change as in 3 weeks time we shall be packing up our Cloathes _ on wing for home. please to give my love to mamy and Granny and yourself &c
miss Susan Hoppock Jno Lambert
Capt. Ent. This was probably Capt. Peter Ent (1749-1829), son of Valentine Ent and Susannah Moore. He was a captain during the Revolution, as listed in Stryker’s Officers & Men, and afterwards owned land bordering John Lambert in Amwell Township. Peter Ent moved to Ohio about 1820 where he got a land grant of 80 acres for his military service.
His brother Daniel (1757-1847) also fought in the Revolution and returned to acquire a farm along Route 523 near Sandy Ridge Road. He remained in Amwell/Delaware Township until his death in 1847. He was listed among the remaining veterans of the Revolution in the 1840 census.
For more information, visit A Lambert Glossary of Names.