Swearing-In Ceremony for President George Washington
First Inaugural Ceremonies, April 30, 1789
‘ Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Among the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the 14th day of the present month.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to George Washington by the Honorable Robert Livingston, Chancellor of the State of New York.
- Bible Used: The Holy Bible from St. John's Masonic Lodge, No. 1, opened at random due to haste to Genisis 49:13
- Attire: Dark brown suit (made in America), with steel-hilted sword, white silk stockings, and silver shoe buckles
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to John Adams.
New York, NY
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