First Senate Chamber in the Capitol Plaque

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    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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