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Cesar A. Rodney was a lawyer, politician, and diplomat from Delaware. His uncle, also Cesar Rodney, signed the Declaration of Independence. In this letter he appears to write to his son, advising "I do not wish you to resign at this particular moment tho’ I shall not object to it ultimately if you desire it."
Wilmington Dec 9. 1818 My Dear Son, On my return from Phila. where I have been for a few days past; I received your letters. I regret extremely the unpleasant occurrence at the Point & am very sorry to hear of the treatment received by the son of my late and much respected friend Judge Nicholson. I do not wish you to resign at this particular moment tho’ I shall not object to it ultimately if you desire it. As I trust with a little attention to your ? ? with Mr Downing, you would be confident to go on with the ? could ? it at the ? ? you were acquiring these ? Your affec. father C. A. Rodney
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Caesar A. Rodney, John Rodney, letter, Wilmington, Delaware
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Rodney, Caesar Augustus, "Caesar Rodney letter to his son John Rodney, dated 1818, Wilmington, Delaware." (1818). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 138.
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