Visitors to the First White House were kind enough to send us a lovely letter, a beautiful book and a booklet titled Jefferson Davis The Unreconstructed by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg. It was written to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of his birth. It is certainly something we should order and sell in the First White House gift shop.
The very first page gabbed my attention as Dr. Rumburg says" One finds the following passages written on a blank page in the front of the Bible Jefferson Davis used while a prisoner at Fort Monroe. These passages had great meaning for him."
"In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them" Isaiah 63:9.
"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten son into the world, that we might live through Him" I John 4:9.
"And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" Rev. 29:17.
Amazing words from a man who suffered much but showed great faith and fortitude. Dr. Rumburg says in his preface" Jefferson Davis the Unreconstructed is an apt description of a Christian gentleman without compromise of principle."