Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784

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Dates:
Birth 1728-10-07
Death 1784-06-26

Biographical notes:

Legislator, judge, president of Delaware, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Papers, 1775, 1778. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 469808751

At this time, Caesar Rodney was serving in Congress in Philadelphia. He was very ill and near the end of his life. Thomas Rodney was his younger brother, also a statesman.

From the description of Letter to Thomas Rodney, 1782 February 21. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866492

Rodney was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Major General, and President of Delaware.

From the description of DS, 1765 December 5 : Maryland. Articles of Agreement. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13880598

From the description of ALS, 1782 March 31 : Philadelphia, to Thomas Rodney, Wilmington or Dover. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13880653

Caesar Rodney (1720-1784), statesman, was a colonial legislator in Delaware and representative to the Stamp Act Congress and to the Continental Congress. He served as a major-general in the Delaware militia, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and was president of Delaware from 1778 to 1781.

From the description of Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532346

Declaration of Independence signer from Delaware.

From the description of Letter to [Thomas Rodney] and portrait, 1776 May 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225201

Thomas Rodney, the recipient, was the younger brother of Caesar Rodney.

From the description of Letter, 1782. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213470882

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Subjects:

  • Slavery
  • Canadian invasion, 1775-1776
  • Brandywine, Battle of, Pa., 1777
  • American loyalists
  • Newspapers

Occupations:

  • Statesmen

Places:

  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)