12th Delaware General Assembly

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12th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1787 – October 20, 1788
Preceded by 11th Assembly
Succeeded by 13th Assembly

The 12th 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, 1787, and was the second year of the administration of 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 affect the number of delegates.


Legislative Council[edit]

  • Thomas McDonough, New Castle County

House of Assembly[edit]

  • Thomas Rodney, Kent 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
  • Isaac Horsey
  • Alexander Laws
  • Daniel Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
  • John W. Batson
  • Jeremiah Cannon
  • John Collins
  • Isaac Cooper
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • Charles Polk, Sr.
  • Peter Robinson


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

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