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April 30, 1789

October 21, 2015 - 06:47 -- asteblein
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George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States on the balcony of the First Federal Hall in New York which served as the seat of the federal government until 1790, when the capital was moved to Philadelphia. It was in this building that President Washington signed the Fifth Act of Congress, creating the Customs Service.

After the federal government moved to Philadelphia in 1790, Federal Hall became the Customhouse for the Customs Collection District of New York.

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Wednesday, April 29, 1789 - 19:00
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First Federal Hall at Wall and Nassau Streets, Lower Manhattan, New York
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First Federal Hall at Wall and Nassau Streets, Lower Manhattan, New York