16th Delaware General Assembly

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Joshua Clayton
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16th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1791 – January 1, 1793
Preceded by 15th Assembly
Succeeded by 17th Assembly

The 16th 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, 1791, and was the last 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
  • Archibald Alexander
  • Thomas Kean
  • Nehemiah Tilton
Kent County
  • Fenwick Fisher
  • John Gordon
  • James Raymond
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
  • John Collins
  • Thomas Evans
  • Samuel Hollingsworth
  • Solomon Maxwell
  • William McKennan
  • Alexander Reynolds
  • William Robeson
Kent County
  • Joseph Barker
  • Andrew Barratt
  • Stephen Lewis
  • Frances Many
  • Allan McLane
  • Joseph Oliver
  • George Truitt
Sussex County
  • John W. Batson
  • Jeremiah Cannon
  • Wingate Cannon
  • John Collins
  • Isaac Draper
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • Daniel Rogers


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

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