Swearing-In Ceremony for President Ulysses S. Grant
Twenty-Second Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1873
‘ Fellow-Citizens: Under Providence I have been called a second time to act as Executive over this great nation.’
Read the address
Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Ulysses S. Grant by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Bible provided by D. W. Middleton, Clerk of the Supreme Court, opened to Isaiah 11:1-3.
- Attire: Unknown
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Henry Wilson.
Facts, Firsts & Precedents
Coldest March 4 Inauguration Day; the noon temperature was 16
The morning low temperature of 4°F was a record for the month of March. The day remains the coldest March day on record. During the day, bitterly cold winds gusted up to 40 mph. By noon, the temperature had risen to 16°F. Wind chill temperatures were -15° to -30°F.