A balcony for the President

4/6/1789

A month after the new national Government moved into New York City the Mayor of New York City wrote to Congress transmitting a resolution of the city’s Common Council. The resolution offered the new national Government the use of the Publik Hall for the duration of its stay in New York. Twenty-four days later George Washington stood on the balcony over Wall Street and was sworn in as the first President of the United States.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Reproduced with the permission of the U.S. Senate


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