The 100th anniversary of George Washington’s Inaugural Centennial in New York City was a very big deal.
The Inauguration of George Washington
George Washington was elected unanimously and with no opposition. Everyone was enthusiastic about the new President of the United States. Therefore, one can safely assume that it was no surprise to the former General when a delegation from a newly elected Congress came to Mount Vernon to inform him of his election. Washington had already written his speech of response.
But arrangements had to be made, not only for the inaugural ceremonies slated to be held in New York (which had donated itself as the temporary capital), but for George Washington’s personal needs as well. He required sufficient…
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