CADWALADER, Lambert

1742–1823

Biography

CADWALADER, Lambert, a Delegate and a Representative from New Jersey; born near Trenton, N.J., in 1742; attended Dr. Alison's Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1760; member of the common council of Philadelphia at the beginning of the Revolution; signed the nonimportation agreement in 1765; delegate to the provincial convention in Pennsylvania in 1775 and to the State constitutional convention in 1776; entered the Revolutionary Army and commanded a regiment of "The Greens"; lieutenant colonel of the Third Pennsylvania Battalion in 1776; colonel of the Fourth Pennsylvania Line; after being taken a prisoner at Fort Washington on the Hudson resigned from the Army; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785, 1786 and 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); died on his estate, "Greenwood," near Trenton, N.J., September 13, 1823; interment in the Friends Burying Ground, Trenton, N.J.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

American Philosophical Society Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1779-1798, 7 items. The papers include correspondence from Lambert Cadwalader to Samuel Meredith. The letters contain comments on the American Revolution, Benjamin Rush, inoculation, Lafayette, taxes, politics, and business. A table of contents for the papers is available in the repository.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1760, 1 item. A receipt signed by Lambert Cadwalader on behalf of Messrs. Lathem & Reed on December 31, 1760.
Papers: 1785, 1 item. A letter from Lambert Cadwalader to George Mitchell written on November 10, 1785. In the letter, Lambert Cadwalader writes concerning the shipment and sale of goods, and the manufacture of a sulky.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

[Rawle, William Henry]. Colonel Lambert Cadwalader, of Trenton, New Jersey. [Philadelphia?: n.p., 1878].

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