Lot #267
Caesar Rodney Document Signed

Signed three weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord
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Estimate: $1000+


Signed three weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728-1784) who famously rode his horse 80 miles non-stop to break the deadlock within the Delaware delegation to vote in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Manuscript DS, signed “Caesar Rodney, Speaker,” one page, 7.5 x 4, March 29, 1775. Pay order issued to the "Trustees of the General Loan Office for the County of Kent," in full: "Please to pay the Honorable John Penn Esqr. or Order the Sum of Ninety Pounds—out of the Interest arising from the public money in your hands & the same shall be allowed you at settlement with the Committee of Assembly." Signed at the conclusion by Rodney as Speaker of the Delaware General Assembly; also endorsed on the reverse by John Penn, then serving as the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania. In very good condition, with light soiling and foxing, and tears along the perimeter of a circular stain. A desirable autograph from a Declaration signer, dating to exactly three weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021

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