Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824

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Signer Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Mason, 1805 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656239

Att'y General under Jefferson and Madison.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to Samuel Carsewell, Esq., 1813 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656252

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, 1822 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656278

From the description of Autograph letter not signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656265

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 guide to the Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Following one term in the House of Representatives for his native state of Delaware, Rodney was appointed U. S. attorney general by President Jefferson and continued in that office for three years under President Madison, during which time he served on the prosecution in the trial of former Vice-president Aaron Burr for treason. He briefly returned to the Delaware state legislature, then was again elected Congressional representative and later senator. He resigned from the Senate upon his appointment to the South American Commission of 1817-1818, which was charged by President Monroe with determining whether the newly independent republics of South America should be recognized by the U. S. government. Rodney was a strong advocate of recognition, and his influence on policy helped shape the Monroe Doctrine. Based on his work for the Commission, Rodney was named minister plenipotentiary for the United Provinces of the Plate, later Argentina, in 1823 and served until his death a year later.

From the guide to the C. A. Rodney papers, 1812-1849., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Rodney family papers, 1771-1824. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar Augustus, 1772-1824. Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to Henry Wheaton, 1821 Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brackenridge, Henry Marie, Papers, 1821-1832 University of West Florida Libraries
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Papers of Thomas Jefferson [manuscript], 1779-1821. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Autograph document signed : bank draft, 1810 Mar. 30. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Rodney Family Papers, 1771-1824 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Moore, Bloomfield Haines. James Monroe collection : manuscript, 1776-1833. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Draft letter : Philadelphia, to Thomas Jefferson, 1806 November 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter, 1806 November 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar Augustus, 1772-1824. Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, 1822 Sept. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rodney family. Diaries, 1779-1809. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Read, William Thompson, 1792-1873. Manuscripts, 1776-1869. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf C. A. Rodney papers, 1812-1849. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison papers, 1723-1859 (bulk 1771-1836). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Letter to Secretary of War [Eustis]. Washington. 1809 Jan. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthera Bradford, 1873-1953,. The Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection, 1799-1834. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn War of 1812 collection, 1806-1860 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811. Papers, [ca. 1784-1810?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Custis, John, 1678-1749. Letterbook, 1717-1741. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1782-1838. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter and poem of Thomas Jefferson 1815 March 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. James Monroe papers, 1758-1839. Library of Congress
referencedIn James Monroe Papers, 1758-1839 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822. Gideon Granger letter, 1802 Aug. 19. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. AL (draft), [ca. 1811 Aug.], Philadelphia, to [Caesar Augustus Rodney?]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Banning, Emily Eschenburg, 1825-1887. Genealogical notebooks of Emily Eschenburg Banning, ca. 1850-ca. 1887. Historical Society of Delaware
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar Augustus, 1772-1824. Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Mason, 1805 Nov. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hall, Willard, 1780-1875. Autograph letter signed : Dover, [Delaware], to Caesar A. Rodney in Wilmington, 1816 July 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Richard Renshaw Family Papers, 1683-1911 (inclusive), 1789-1865 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Autograph letter not signed, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. Acquisitions of Pierre S. du Pont, 1438-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Davis, Isaac, 1765-1856. Isaac Davis papers, 1756-1886. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Fisher, John, 1771-1823. John Fisher papers, 1793-1822. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Buell, Joseph, 1763-1812. Papers, 1806-1812 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
creatorOf Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Warner, John. Letter, to C. A. Rodney, 1820. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Papers, 1818-1849. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to Mr. [Caesar A.] Rodney, 1804 Feb 13. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Buell, Joseph, 1763-1812. Joseph Buell papers, 1806-1812. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar Augustus, 1772-1824. Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to Hon. B. Livingston, 1820 May 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The P. S. du Pont Office Collection, 1749-1939. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Papers, 1753-1847. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Thornton, William, 1759-1828. Letter : Patent Office, to Caesar A. Rodney, Wilmington, Del., 1810 June 28. George Washington University
referencedIn Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. Albert Gallatin papers, 1783-1847. Library of Congress
creatorOf Randolph, Thomas M. (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828. Letter to Caesar Rodney [manuscript] 1805 August 23. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. Letter : Department of State, Washington [D.C.], to C[aesar] A[ugustus] Rodney, Wilmington, Del., 1822 Nov. 1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Draft letter [manuscript] : Philadelphia, to Thomas Jefferson, 1806 November 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar Augustus, 1772-1824. Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to Samuel Carsewell, Esq., 1813 July 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C.A. Rodney, 1804 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Evans, Oliver, 1755-1819. ALS : Philadelphia, Pa., to Caesar A. Rodney, 1796 May 12. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Tucker, Thomas Tudor, 1745-1828. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C.A. Rodney, 1822 Apr. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Madison Papers, 1723-1859, (bulk 1771-1836) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
South America
Delaware
Argentina
Subject
Monroe doctrine
Occupation
Statesmen
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Birth 1772-01-04

Death 1824-06-10

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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