Swearing-In Ceremony for President Thomas Jefferson
Fifth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1805
‘Proceeding, fellow-citizens, to that qualification which the Constitution requires before my entrance on the charge again conferred on me, it is my duty to express the deep sense I entertain of this new proof of confidence from my fellow-citizens at large, and the zeal with which it inspires me so to conduct myself as may best satisfy their just expectations.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Thomas Jefferson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Unknown
- Attire: Black suit and silk stockings
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to George Clinton.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
Inauguration held in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives
Fair. Estimated noon temperature of 50°F.