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Re: "President Arthur St.Clair" message - is it dinkum?
The United States of America was actually formed on 1 March 1781 with the
adoption of The Articles of Confederation. After 1 March ratification the
President of the Continental Congress officially became President of the
United States in Congress Assembled.
The ratification was in the term of Samuel Huntington, 28 September 1779 to
6 July 1781. Samuel Huntington was the first President of the United
States in Congress Assembled.
John Hanson, the third President of the United States in Congress Assembled
was the first person to serve the full one-year term (1781-82), under the
ratified Articles of Confederation.
Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled were; Samuel
Huntington, Thomas McKean, John Hanson, Elias Boudinot, Thomas Mifflin,
Richard Henry Lee, John Hancock, Arthur St. Clair and Cyrus Griffin
17 September 1787 under President St. Clair Congress voted to approve the
final copy of The Constitution of the United States of America. Arthur St
Clair was born in Thurso, Caithness, He was the grandson of the Earl of
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer St.Clair Bush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 4:23 AM
Subject: Re: "President Arthur St.Clair" message - is it dinkum?
> I got it too! But wasn't General Arthur St. Clair a president as well?
> I used to work in a library, and a kid came in and asked us who the first
> president of the United States was. We thought it was a trick question,
> right? George Washington, right? Well, it turns out there were other
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