May none but honest and wise men [and women] ever rule under this roof

During his first night in a damp and unfinished White House, Pres. John Adams wrote to his wife:

“Before I end my letter, 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.”

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