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7th Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  6th Assembly
Succeeded by  8th Assembly
7th Delaware General Assembly

The 7th 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. The Assembly met in the state capital, Dover, convening October 20, 1782, in the administration of Delaware President John Cook. He resigned by agreement and was replaced by President Nicholas Van Dyke, effective February 1, 1783.


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

  • John Cook, Kent County
  • House of Assembly

  • Nicholas Van Dyke, New Castle County
  • Simon Kollock, Sussex 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

    7th Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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