18th Delaware General Assembly

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Joshua Clayton
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18th General Assembly
In office
January 7, 1794 – January 6, 1795
Preceded by 17th Assembly
Succeeded by 19th Assembly

The 18th 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 7, 1794, two weeks before the beginning of the second year of the administration of Governor Joshua Clayton.

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]

  • Stephen Lewis, Kent County



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

New Castle County
  • Archibald Alexander
  • Isaac Grantham
  • Thomas Kean
Kent County
Sussex County

House of Representative[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Robert Armstrong
  • James Black
  • Robert Haughey
  • John James
  • William Johnson
  • William McKennan
  • Nehemiah Tilton
Kent County
  • Ebenezer Blackiston
  • James Henry
  • Stephen Lewis
  • John Lockwood
  • Caleb Sipple
  • George Truitt
  • William Warner
Sussex County
  • John W. Batson
  • Nathaniel Hayes
  • David Nutter
  • William Peery
  • Charles Polk, Sr.
  • John Tennent
  • Barclay Townsend


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

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