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Rodney, Caesar (1728-1784), Signer from Delaware

Auction:
2300
Lot:
60
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$2,820$2,400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Rodney, Caesar (1728-1784), Signer from Delaware, Autograph manuscript, April 3rd, 1778, one page, as President of the State of Delaware to the Legislative Council, "Complaint is Just now made to me as Commander in Chief of this State by Thomas White, Esquire, who says a Continental officer, in Virtue of an order or Resolution of Congress has taken him into custody and, as he believes, with design to carry him out of the State. He says further that he is ready and willing to answer any Charges alleged against him, but thinks he ought to be charged within the State ... As the General Assembly is now ... I have thought proper to lay this Complaint before the Honorable the Council for their Direction - I have also made the House of Assembly acquainted with it, April the 3rd, 1778", (minor spotting).
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Legislative Council, Delaware, Congress, Thomas White, Commander in Chief , Continental officer , President , General Assembly, History of the United Kingdom, United States

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