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8th Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  7th Assembly
Succeeded by  9th Assembly
8th Delaware General Assembly

The 8th 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, 1783, in the first year of the administration of Delaware President Nicholas Van Dyke, Sr..


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 affect the number of delegates.

Legislative Council

  • Caesar Rodney, Kent County
  • House of Assembly

  • Robert Bryan, New Castle 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

    8th Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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