17th Delaware General Assembly

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Joshua Clayton
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17th General Assembly
In office
January 1, 1793 – January 7, 1794
Preceded by 16th Assembly
Succeeded by 18th Assembly

The 17th Delaware General Assembly was a meeting of the legislative branch of the state government, consisting of the Delaware Senate and the Delaware House of Representatives. Elections were held the first Tuesday of October and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 1, 1793, two weeks before the beginning of the first year of the administration of Governor Joshua Clayton. This was the first application of the Delaware 1792 Constitution.

The apportionment of seats was permanently assigned to three senators and seven representatives for each of the three counties. Population of the county did not effect the number of delegates. Both chambers had a Federalist majority.



House of Representatives[edit]

  • George Wilson, Kent County
  • Stephen Lewis, Kent County



Senators were elected by the public for a three-year term, one third posted each year.

New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County

House of Representative[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • James Black
  • Samuel Hollingsworth
  • William Johnson
  • George Monro
  • Edward Roche
  • Joseph Tatnall
  • Nehemiah Tilton
Kent County
  • Isaac Davis
  • Stephen Lewis
  • John Lockwood
  • James Raymond
  • Nicholas Ridgely
  • Caleb Sipple
  • George Wilson
Sussex County
  • John W. Batson
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • Hap Hazzard
    • Jacob Hazzard
  • William Lockwood
  • William Moore
  • Woodman Stockley
  • Barclay Townsend


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

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