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DAVID B. HILL,
THE ARGUS COMPANY, PRINTERS.
DELIVERED BY GOVERNOR HILL IN THE ASSEMBLY
FELLOW-CITIZENS. The ceremonies which you are witnessing to-day mark the Forty-seventh Inauguration of a Governor of this State.
Its first Executive that gallant soldier and eminent statesman, George Clinton took his official oath on July 30, 1777, at Kingston, in the county of Ulster. Singular as it may seem, he had been elected both Governor and Lieutenant-Governor at the same election.
The Constitution of the State, which had prescribed the oath which he took, was adopted at Kingston on April 20, 1777, in that old historic building known as the "Constitution House ;' but the oath of office was administered to Governor Clinton in what was known as the "Senate House," from the fact that the Legislature first assembled in it. At this time this building had stood. over one hundred years, and here, after taking the oath of office, Governor Clinton, in the garb of a general officer