Swearing-In Ceremony for President James Madison
Seventh Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1813
‘About to add the solemnity of an oath to the obligations imposed by a second call to the station in which my country heretofore placed me, I find in the presence of this respectable assembly an opportunity of publicly repeating my profound sense of so distinguished a confidence and of the responsibility united with it.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to James Madison by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
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Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Elbridge Gerry.
House of Representatives Chamber,
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
According the the National Intelligencer, "The day was fine, the sun shone brilliantly."