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George Washington’s First Inaugural Address

Introduction The Nation’s first chief executive took his oath of office in April in New York City on the balcony of the Senate Chamber at Federal Hall on Wall Street. General Washington had been unanimously elected President by the first electoral college, and John Adams was elected Vice President because he received the second greatest…

Independence Declared in Bridgetown – Elmer’s Address

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The committee of inspection for the county of Cumberland, in the State of New Jersey, the officers of the militia, and a great number of other inhabitants, having met at Bridgetown, went in procession to the court-house, where the…