9th Delaware General Assembly

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Nicholas Van Dyke
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9th General Assembly
In office
October 20, 1784 – October 20, 1785
Preceded by 8th Assembly
Succeeded by 10th Assembly

The 9th 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, 1784, in the second 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 effect the number of delegates.


Legislative Council[edit]

  • Thomas McDonough, New Castle County

House of Assembly[edit]

  • Thomas Duff, 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
  • Henry Neill
  • Joshua Polk
  • William Polk

House of Assembly[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
  • John Gordon
  • Francis Many
  • Charles Nixon
  • James Raymond
  • John Revell
  • Jacob Stout
  • Jenifer Taylor
Sussex County
  • Isaac Bradley
  • James Douglass
  • Robert Houston
  • Simon Kollock
  • George Mitchell
  • William Peery
  • Nathaniel Waples


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

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