Letter From the President Elect to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
The President laid before the Senate a letter from the President elect of the United States, which was read, as follows:
The PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
Sir: I beg leave through you to inform the honorable the Senate of the United States that I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the United States before he enters on the execution of his office on Wednesday, the 4th instant, at 12 o'clock, in the Senate Chamber.
I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,
(The same letter was sent to the House of Representatives. )
Thomas Jefferson, Letter From the President Elect to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/204000