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    Caesar Rodney Autograph Document Signed "Caesar Rodney Trustee". One page, 9.75" x 2.5", February 28, 1776, Dover, Delaware, affixed to 10.75" x 3.75" backing. In part: "Recd of John Purdin the Sum of forty five pounds principal, and the Sum of twenty pounds, and Eight Shillings Interest, in full discharge of the within mortgage." Caesar Rodney (1728-1784) was active in Delaware politics. Along with Thomas McKean, he compiled the colony's laws. Together, they attended the Stamp Act Congress, drafted a protest to the king of England about the Townshend Acts, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Rodney was also a delegate to the Continental Congress. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a brigadier general. Toned with very light soiling; near fine.

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