13th Delaware General Assembly

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Thomas Collins
& Jehu Davis
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13th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1788 – October 20, 1789
Preceded by 12th Assembly
Succeeded by 14th Assembly

The 13th 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, 1788, and was the third year of the administration of President Thomas Collins. He died March 29, 1789, and was replaced by President Jehu Davis.

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 Mitchell, Sussex 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
  • Isaac Horsey
  • George Mitchell
  • Daniel Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Jacob Broom
  • Peter Hyatt
  • John James
  • Henry Latimer
  • Thomas May
  • Thomas Montgomery
  • Alexander Porter, Jr.
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Jeremiah Cannon
  • Isaac Cooper
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • Israel Holland
  • Charles Polk, Sr.
  • Rhodes Shankland
  • Peter F. Wright


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

Places with more information[edit]