11th Delaware General Assembly

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Thomas Collins
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11th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1786 – October 20, 1787
Preceded by 10th Assembly
Succeeded by 12th Assembly

The 11th 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, 1786, in the first year of the administration of Delaware President Thomas Collins.

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]

  • George Craighead, New Castle County

House of Assembly[edit]


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
  • Alexander Laws
  • Henry Neill
  • Daniel Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Gunning Bedford, Sr.
  • Jacob Broom
  • Thomas Duff
  • Thomas Evans
  • Isaac Grantham
  • Peter Hyatt
  • Alexander Porter, Jr.
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Jeremiah Cannon
  • Edward Dingle
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • George Mitchell
  • William Moore
  • Charles Polk, Sr.
  • Rhodes Shankland


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

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