Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney

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  • Caesar Rodney, I like that.
  • We should name him Caesar.
  • Caesar Rodney was born to Caesar and Elizabeth Crawford Rodney on October 7, 1728
  • He was tutored by his parents and may have attended a local Parson's school, but he did not receive any formal education.
  • Send General Washington more soldiers. Send every man we can spare.
  • Yes sir
  • Caesar's father died in 1746 when Caesar was 17. He was placed under the guardianship of Nicholas Ridgely, who inspired him to join politics.
  • You're dying, let me help you.
  • No, I must help my country. 
  • Rodney was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was on business in Sussex county when he heard that the two other delegates for Delaware were split on the vote for independence. He rode 80 miles through a thunderstorm to break the tie. He arrived just as the vote started
  • Caesar was also a great help during the Revolutionary War. He was the Major General of the Delaware Militia. In this position he helped to protect Delaware, and also sent much support to General Washington and his army.
  • Rodney had asthma and a cancerous growth on his face. He never had it treated, and instead helped his colony. He died from it, and so, died on June 29, 1784 in the service of his country.
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