The Headquarters Barrackspast and Present
An Interesting Historical Sketch of Washington Barracks and the Commandant's House.
When George Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789, the government of the new republic was located at New York but the seat of government was later moved to Philadelphia, the site of the First Continental Congress and of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, which is universally accepted as the origin of the nation.
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