The First Federal Congress

First Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, entry for April 6, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

"Federal Hall, First Seat of Congress," showing the inauguration of President George Washington, April 30, 1789
By Amos Doolittle, 1790
Courtesy of the Winterthur Museum

"The Petition of Tradesmen, Manufacturers, and others of Baltimore," April 11, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

"An Act for establishing the SALARIES of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS of Government with their Assistants and Clerks," August 31, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

" Amendment to the Bill, "An Act to establish the Seat of Government . . ." on the "banks of the Susquehannah in the State of Pennsylvania," September 26, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

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