First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque

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    Bronze, 24" x 28"
    Placed 1952
    Outside S-233

    Text of the Plaque:

    THE FIRST MEETING PLACE
    OF THE
    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    1800 - 1801
    1804 - 1807
    THIS TABLET MARKS THE FIRST MEETING PLACE OF THE
    HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES IN THE CAPITOL. HERE - ON
    NOVEMBER 18, 1800 - THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MET
    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WASHINGTON, REMAINING THROUGH
    THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS. HERE, FROM
    FEBRUARY 11 TO FEBRUARY 17, 1801, THE HOUSE CAST 36
    SUCCESSIVE BALLOTS TO ELECT THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENT
    OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE CONTEST BETWEEN JEFFERSON
    AND AARON BURR.

    ON NOVEMBER 5, 1804, THE ROOM AGAIN BECAME TEMPORARY
    QUARTERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - DURING
    THE SECOND SESSION OF THE EIGHTH CONGRESS AND THE
    WHOLE OF THE NINTH, ADJOURNED MARCH 3, 1807.

    PRESENTED BY
    THE NATIONAL CAPITAL SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
    1951

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