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George Washington’s First Inaugural Address

George Washington’s First Inaugural Address

4/30/1789
Records of the U.S. Senate

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Washington’s Inaugural Address

On April 30, 1789 George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall overlooking Wall Street, was sworn in as the first president of the United States. Washington then entered the Senate Chamber to deliver his handwritten Inaugural address.

Document contains: 8 pages.