Swearing-In Ceremony for President George Washington
Second Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1793
‘Fellow Citizens: I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to George Washington by the Honorable William Cushing, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Bible Used: Unknown
- Attire: Black velvet suit; diamond knee buckles; black silk stockings; silver shoe buckles; dress sword with richly ornamented hilt
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to John Adams.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
First inauguration in Philadelphia, PA
Delivered the shortest inaugural address at just 135 words
Hazy sunshine and mild. Estimated noon temperature, 61°F