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The Statesman's Manual (2)


The Statesman's Manual (2)

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Subtitle: The Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States, Inaugural, Annual, and Special, From 1789 to 1851 : With a Memoir of Each of the Presidents, and a History of Their Administrations, Also the Constitution of the United States, and a Selection of Important Documents and Statistical Information Volume: 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1853 Original Publisher: E. Walker Subjects: United States Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: ADMINISTRATION OF MONROE. On the fourth of March, 1817, the president elect, James Monroe, ac- cmnpanied by the vice-president elect, Daniel D. Tompkins, left the residence of the former, attended by a large concourse of citizens on horseback, and marshalled by the gentlemen appointed to that duty, and proceeded to Congress Hall, in Washington city, where the usual ceremonies of inauguration were performed. The ex-president, Mr. Madison, and the judges of the supreme court, were present on the occasion. All entered the chamber of the senate, which body was then in session, and the vice-president took the chair, the oath of office being administered to him, when he delivered a short address. This ceremony being ended, the senate adjourned, and the president and vice-president, the judges of the supreme court, and the senators present, attended the president to the elevated portico temporarily erected for the occasion, where, in the presence of an immense concourse of citizens and strangers, including the government officers and foreign ministers, he delivered his inaugural address. Having concluded . his address, the oath of office was administered to the president by Chief-Justice. Marshall. The liberal tone of the presi...  
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