Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Caesar Augustus Rodney, 1 September 1806

Wilmington Sept. 1. 1806.

Honored & Dear Sir,

Your obliging favor of the 12 uto. I duly received, covering the Petition I had enclosed to you. I have taken the earliest opportunity to obtain the signatures of judge Bedford & our District Attorney Mr. Read, who readily signed the recommendation. I now enclose you the Petition in order that a pardon may be obtained.

Just as I was leaving New Castle yesterday morning a large French frigate came to anchor near the town. As no person had come on shore from her, we could not tell where she was from, or what was her [errant]. She appeared however to have been from off a long cruise & to have suffered in the late storm. With great esteem, I am D. Sir

Yours Very Sincrly

C. A. Rodney

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