CHAPTER 489

FORMERLY

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 155

COMMEMORATING ON THIS DATE THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAESAR RODNEY'S DEATH.

WHEREAS, on this date, June 26. 1984, represents the 200th anniversary of Caesar Rodney's death; and

WHEREAS, it is most appropriate at this time to reflect back on the many historical contributions made by Caesar Rodney; and

WHEREAS, Caesar Rodney was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress in 1765 which took place in New York to protest to the king of England their opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 passed by Parliament; and

WHEREAS, Caesar Rodney was the last Speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives of the three lower counties when Delaware was a part of the State of Pennsylvania under old form of government; and

WHEREAS, Caesar Rodney was a delegate to both the first and second Continental Congress held in Philadelphia in 1774 and 1775 respectively to again protest to the Mother Country of England that the colonies rights had been trampled upon: and

WHEREAS, probably one of the most significant contributions Caesar Rodney accomplished during his public career was his famous ride to Philadelphia by horseback to sign the Declaration of Independence; and

WHEREAS, Caesar Rodney was also a Major General of the Delaware State Militia; and

WHEREAS, from 1778 to 1782. Caesar Rodney served as President and Governor of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, Caesar Rodney's worthy leadership and his fight for liberty and independence as shown through his numerous contributions, both politically and militarily, will always be remembered and studied by generations of Delawareans to come.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Senate of the 132nd General Assembly of the State of Delaware the House of Representatives concurring therein, that commemorations are hereby expressed and extolled on the 200th Anniversary of Caesar Rodney's death.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon passage of this Resolution that copies be made a part of the Senate and House Journals and also a part of the 1984 Session Laws, of the State of Delaware.