Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784

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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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referencedIn Read Family Papers, 1568-1906, (bulk 1775-1906) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nelson, William, 1847-1914. Papers, 1690-1875. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Thomas Rodney, 1782 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817. Papers, 1759-1847. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Kountze, De Lancey, d. 1946,. Circular letter : Philadelphia, Pa., to the governors of the states, 1780 Feb. 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Delaware. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Letter, 1773 Oct. 25, New Castle, Del. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Churchman, John, 1753-1805. Papers, 1778-1804. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Autograph letter signed : Dover, to Capt. Carson, 1778 July 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Logan, Robert Restalrig,. Collection, 1671-1863. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letters to various correspondents [manuscript], 1793-1825. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796. LS, 1780 Jan. 12, Philadelphia, to the President of Delaware. George Washington University
creatorOf Delaware. President (1778-1781 : Rodney). ALS, 1778 June 24, Dover, Del., to the Delaware Assembly. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS, 1777 Sept. 4, Hoxonton, Del., to George Washington. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Davis, Isaac, 1765-1856. Isaac Davis papers, 1756-1886. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Mershon, Grace Lucile Olmstead, 1879-1974. Oath of allegiance of New Jersey residents administered February 1777 by Caesar Rodney of Delaware, 1942. Historical Society of Princeton
creatorOf Smallwood, William, 1732-1792. Autograph letter signed : to Caesar Rodney, 1777 Sept. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Papers, 1775, 1778. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Read, George, 1733-1798. ALS, 1779 March 23 : Newcastle, to Caesar Rodney, Dover. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Delaware. President (1778-1781 : Rodney). Caesar Rodney warrant to seize supplies, 1780 July 15. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. DS, 1765 December 5 : Maryland. Articles of Agreement. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Logan, Maria Dickinson, 1857-1939,. Family papers, 1671-1890. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IX, Miscellany, 1766-1808. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Autograph note, signed, 1777 Sept. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Caesar Rodney Equestrian Statue Association. Caesar Rodney Equestrian Statue Association records, 1915-1931. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Bayard family. Bayard family papers, 1797-1923. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Rodney Family Papers, 1771-1824 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smith, Jonathan Bayard, 1742-1812. The Henley Smith Collection, 1686-1903. Library of Congress
creatorOf Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Autograph letter signed : "Head Quarters on the high Hills of Santee" [South Carolina], to Cesar Rodney, Governor of Delaware, 1781 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817. Letter to John Adams, 1814 January. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Autograph letter signed : to Lord Stirling, 1771 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS, 1776 Oct. 25, Dover, Del., to Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Signature to receipt of fifty pounds from Philip Barret, 1776 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickinson, Samuel, d. 1760. Will, 1759 Dec. 11, Kent County, Del. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn John Dickinson papers, Bulk, 1753-1808, 1676-1885 Library Company of Philadelphia
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811. Thomas Rodney journal, 1796-1797 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Read, George, 1733-1798. Read family papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Letter to [Thomas Rodney] and portrait, 1776 May 17. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS, 1776 July 10, Philadelphia, Pa., to Thomas Rodney. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Letter to Thomas Rodney, 1782 February 21. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lincoln, Anna T. Delaware's triumvirate / [signed] Anna T. Lincoln [19--]. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
creatorOf Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Autograph letter signed : "Head Quarters", South Carolina, to Gov. Rodney, 1781 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Letter, 1782. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS, 1782 March 31 : Philadelphia, to Thomas Rodney, Wilmington or Dover. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter signed : Philadelphia, to Governor Rodney, 1781 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Autograph letter signed : Newark, to Hon. Thomas Rodney, 1778 June 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Read, George, 1734-1798. Autograph letter signed : to Caesar Rodney and Charles Ridgely, 1773 June 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Banning, Emily Eschenburg, 1825-1887. Genealogical notebooks of Emily Eschenburg Banning, ca. 1850-ca. 1887. Historical Society of Delaware
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS : Trenton, N.J., to Thomas Rodney, Dover, Del, 1777 Feb. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952,. Signers of the Declaration of Independence autograph collection, 1756-1818. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Letter to Thomas Rodney, 1776 July 4. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Delaware. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Draft : New Castle, Del., to Caesar Rodney, 1776 July 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Rodney family papers, 1771-1824. Library of Congress
referencedIn Patterson, Samuel. Letter, 1777. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Read family. Manuscripts, 1716-1872. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811. Journal, 1796-1797. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Read family. Papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
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associatedWith Hall, Henry Bryan, fl. 1850-1900. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Delaware
United States
United States
United States
Delaware
United States
United States
Delaware
Subject
Slavery
Canadian invasion, 1775-1776
Brandywine, Battle of, Pa., 1777
American loyalists
Newspapers
Occupation
Statesmen
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Birth 1728-10-07

Death 1784-06-26

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