8th Delaware General Assembly

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Nicholas Van Dyke
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8th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1783 – October 20, 1784
Preceded by 7th Assembly
Succeeded by 9th Assembly

The 8th 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. The Assembly met in the state capital, Dover, convening October 20, 1783, in the first year of the administration of Delaware President Nicholas Van Dyke, Sr..

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 affect the number of delegates.


Legislative Council[edit]

House of Assembly[edit]

  • Robert Bryan, New Castle 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 Collins
  • Joshua Polk
  • William Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
  • Philip Barratt
  • John Cook
  • Jehu Davis
  • John Gordon
  • William Molleston
  • Charles Ridgely
  • Edward White
Sussex County
  • John Collins
  • James Douglass
  • William J. Hall
  • David Hazzard
  • Simon Kollock
  • William Peery
  • Nathaniel Waples


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

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