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First Senate Chamber in the Capitol Plaque

Bronze, 28 1/4" x 24"

Placed 1952

Original Center building, Senate Wing, First Floor

 

Text of the Plaque:

 

THE FIRST SENATE CHAMBER

1800 - 1808

THIS TABLET MARKS THE LOCATION OF THE FIRST SENATE

CHAMBER IN THE CAPITOL. HERE, ON NOVEMBER 21, 1800

THE SENATE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WASHINGTION -

FOR THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS, HERE,

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS, ON NOVEMBER 22, 1800,

DELIVERED HIS LAST ANNUAL MESSAGE TO BOTH HOUSES.

HERE, THOMAS JEFFERSON, AFTER PRESIDING OVER THE

SENATE DURING THE SESSION, TOOK OATH OF OFFICE, ON

MARCH 4, 1801, FROM CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL,

AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND DELIVERED

HIS FIRST INAGURAL ADDRESS.

 

HERE, ON MARCH 4, 1805, PRESIDENT JEFFERSON

DELIVERED HIS SECOND INAGURAL ADDRESS.

 

HERE THE SENATE CONTINUED TO MEET, PRESIDE D OVER

BY VICE PRESIDENTS AARON BURR AND GEORGE CLINTON,

THROUGH THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TENTH CONGRESS,

ADJOURNED APRIL 25, 1808.

 

PRESENTED BY

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

1951

    

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