3rd Delaware General Assembly

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Caesar Rodney
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3rd General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1778 – October 20, 1779
Preceded by 2nd Assembly
Succeeded by 4th Assembly

The 3rd 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, 1778, and was the first year of the administration of President Caesar Rodney.

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]

House of Assembly[edit]

  • Samuel West, Kent County


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
  • John Clowes
  • William Conwell
  • William Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County
  • George Adams
  • Levin Derrickson
  • Joseph Hall
  • Simon Kollock
  • William Peery
  • Burton Waples
  • unknown


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

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