14th Delaware General Assembly

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Joshua Clayton
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14th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1789 – October 20, 1790
Preceded by 13th Assembly
Succeeded by 15th Assembly

The 14th 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, 1789, and was the first year of the administration of President Joshua Clayton.

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
  • John Banning
  • John Gordon
  • Nicholas Ridgely
Sussex County
  • Isaac Cooper
  • George Mitchell
  • Rhodes Shankland

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Thomas Duff
  • Peter Hyatt
  • John James
  • Kensey Johns
  • Henry Latimer
  • Thomas May
  • Thomas Montgomery
Kent County
Sussex County
  • John W. Batson
  • Jeremiah Cannon
  • John Collins
  • Isaac Cooper
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • William Moore
  • Charles Polk, Sr.


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

Places with more information[edit]