TIL that Vice President Elect William King traveled to Cuba after contracting Tuberculosis in an effort to regain his health. Since he wasn’t able to take the oath in D.C, congress passed a special act to allow him to take the oath in Cuba. King was sworn in on March 24, 1853, near Matanzas, Cuba.

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