Caesar Rodney - (1728 - 1784)

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Caesar Rodney Biography

Caesar Rodney, the first of the delegation from Delaware, was a native of that state, and was born about the year 1730. His birth-place was Dover. The family, from which he was descended, was of ancient date, and is honorably spoken of in the history of early times. We read of Sir Walter De Rodeney, of Sir George De Rodeney, and Sir Henry De Rodeney, with several others of the same name, even earlier than the year 1234. Sir Richard De Rodeney accompanied the gallant Richard Coeur de Lion [Richard the Lion Heart] in his crusade to the Holy Land, where he fell, while fighting at the siege of Acre.

In subsequent years, the wealth and power of the family continued to be great. Intermarriages took place between some of the members of it, and several illustrious and noble families of England. During the civil wars, about the time of the commonwealth, the family became considerably reduced, and its members were obliged to seek their fortunes in new employments, and in distant countries.
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1728 10/07   Birth of Caesar Rodney
1784 06/29   Death of Caesar Rodney
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Continental Association created by the Articles of Association

The Continental Association, often known simply as the “Association“, was a system created by the First Continental Congress on October 20, 1774, for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Congress hoped that by imposing economic sanctions, Great Britain would be pressured to redress the grievances of the colonies, and in particular repeal the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. The Association aimed to alter Britain’s

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Quote 1450 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1450 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1450 and let me tell you that it is Honorable for a man to be punctual in the discharge of every public trust.

Caesar Rodney: letter to Thomas Rodney, Oct 9th 1775

Quote 1449 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1449 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1449 We shall know more of this Matter before long, till when I am Convinced the Congress will not Rise— Whether they may then or not I cannot now pretend to say—However I do know that they are heartily tired—and so am I.

Caesar Rodney: letter, July 27th, 1775 - Philadelphia

Quote 1447 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1447 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1447 That it is the indispensable duty of all the colonies not only to alleviate the unexampled distresses of our brethren of Massachusetts Bay, who are suffering in the common cause of America, but to assist them by all lawful means in removing their grievances, and for the re-establishing their constitutional right, as well as those of all America, on a solid and permanent foundation.

Caesar Rodney: letter, Aug 2, 1774 to George Read

Quote 1445 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1445 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1445 But when you consider that e are petitioning and dressing the august body the great legislative of the empire for redress and grievances; that in order to point out those grievances it was likewise necessary to set forth the Liberty we have, and out to Enjoy, (as free born Englishmen) according to the British Constitution.

Quote 1448 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1448 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1448 That it is our fixed, determined and unalterable resolution, by all lawful ways and means in our power, to maintain, defend and preserve our before mentioned rights and liberties, and that we will transmit them entire and inviolate to our posterity; and further, that we will adopt and faithfully carry into execution all and singular such peaceable and constitutional measures as have been agreed on by this Congress.

Caesar Rodney: letter, Aug 2, 1774 to George Read

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