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Events

Ringing Bells Who Was There?

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

Among the hundreds of citizens anxiously awaiting the ceremony at Federal Hall were both houses of Congress, American officials and New York state notables, and diplomats from France and Spain.

The oath would be administered by the Chancellor of the state

Arriving at the Senate Chamber

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

The procession arrives at Federal Hall thirty minutes later. The military units are drawn up on two sides to provide avenue for the president-elect and his party. Washington proceeds to the Senate chamber where the two houses of Congress awaited their new head of state and is formally

Military Salute at Fort George

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

A military salute is fired by artillery at nearby Fort George

Taking the Oath

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

Finally, Adams informed the president-elect that both houses were ready to attend him to take the oath of office. Washington was escorted to the outer balcony in front of the Senate chamber, overlooking Broad Street. The balcony was bedecked with a canopy and curtains of red and white.

Washington's Inaugural Suit

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

On the morning of the April 30th, George Washington dressed in a suit of brown broadcloth spun in Hartford, with buttons displaying an eagle with wings spread.

The partly-lined coat and breeches, constructed of brown broadcloth shrunk and napped in imitation of velvet, would have been considered dressy daytime apparel. American observers and foreign dignitaries who witnessed the ceremony at New York's Federal Hall took note of the domestically-made fabric, which Washington proudly wore as a symbol of and hope for the development of American manufactures.

Finishing off the outfit were white silk stockings, silver shoe buckles, and a dress sword in a steel scabbard.

Taking the Oath

1/26/17 - 1/27/17

Finally, Adams informed the president-elect that both houses were ready to attend him to take the oath of office. Washington was escorted to the outer balcony in front of the Senate chamber, overlooking Broad Street. The balcony was bedecked with a canopy and curtains of red and white.