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3rd Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  2nd Assembly
Succeeded by  4th Assembly
3rd Delaware General Assembly

The 3rd 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, 1778, and was the first year of the administration of President Caesar Rodney.

Contents

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

  • Thomas Collins, Kent County
  • House of Assembly

  • Samuel West, 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

    3rd Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia


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