10th Delaware General Assembly

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Nicholas Van Dyke
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10th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1785 – October 20, 1786
Preceded by 9th Assembly
Succeeded by 11th Assembly

The 10th 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, 1785, and was the third year of the administration of 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 effect the number of delegates.


Legislative Council[edit]

  • Thomas McDonough, New Castle County

House of Assembly[edit]

  • Thomas Duff, New Castle County


Legislative Council[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Henry Neill
  • Daniel Polk
  • Joshua Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
  • Jacob Emerson
  • Mark McCall
  • Allen McLane
  • Charles Nixon
  • John Patton
  • James Raymond
  • John Revell
Sussex County
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • Israel Holland
  • George Mitchell
  • William Moore
  • Charles Polk, Sr.
  • Rhodes Shankland
  • John Tennent


  • Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, Delaware: Roger A. Martin. 

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