First Senate Chamber in the Capitol Plaque
Bronze, 28 1/4" x 24"
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.
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