Abigail Powers (1798-1853)
There WAS no Vice
We make no wars to promote or to prevent successions
to thrones, to maintain any theory of a balance of power, or to suppress
the actual government which any country chooses to establish for itself.
We instigate no revolutions nor suffer any hostile military expeditions
to be fitted out in the United States to invade the territory or provinces
of a friendly nation.
Judge William Cranch administered the executive oath
of office to Vice President Millard Fillmore on July 10, 1850 in the Hall
of the House of Representatives. President Zachary Taylor had died the
After Fillmore's term, he became the chancellor of
the University of Buffalo. The White House's first library, bathtub and
kitchen stove were installed by the Fillmores. Fillmore refused an honorary
degree from Oxford University because he felt he had "neither literary
nor scientific attainment." Millard Fillmore was the first president
to have a stepmother.