John Adams became the first president to move into and occupy the White House on 1 November 1800. On his second night in residence, he wrote the following prayer in a letter to his wife Abigail. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had Adams’ words carved on the fireplace mantel in the State Dining Room. Truman removed the carving. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had it restored to the State Room where it is still to be seen today.
I Pray Heaven To Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof.
We, today, ought to follow President Adams’ wishes and vote only for Honest and Wise Men.