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13th Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  12th Assembly
Succeeded by  14th Assembly
13th Delaware General Assembly

The 13th Delaware General Assembly was a meeting of the legislative branch of the state government, consisting of the Delaware Legislative Council and the Delaware House of Assembly. Elections were held the first day of October and terms began on the twentieth day of October. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening October 20, 1788, and was the third year of the administration of President Thomas Collins. He died March 29, 1789, and was replaced by President Jehu Davis.


The apportionment of seats was permanently assigned to three councilors and seven assemblymen for each of the three counties. Population of the county did not effect the number of delegates.

Legislative Council

  • George Mitchell, Sussex County
  • House of Assembly

  • Jehu Davis, Kent County
  • Legislative Council

    Councilors were elected by the public for a three-year term, one third posted each year.

    House of Assembly

    Assemblymen were elected by the public for a one-year term.

    Places with more information

  • Delaware Historical Society; website; 505 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801; (302) 655-7161
  • University of Delaware; Library website; 181 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19717; (302) 831-2965
  • References

    13th Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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