Best Answer

Washington vacated the President's House on March 9, 1797, within a few days of Adams's inauguration. Abigail was not present, but Adams wrote her: "The furniture belonging to the public is in the most deplorable condition. There is not a chair to sit in. The beds and bedding are in a woeful pickle. This house has been been a scene of the most scandalous drinking and disorder among the servants that I ever heard of. I would not have one of them for any consideration. There is not a carpet nor curtain, nor any glass, nor linen, nor china, nor anything." -- JA to AA, March 22, 1797. Washington's left behind two of his secretaries to oversee the transition. There is nothing in their letters to him that corroborates the claims Adams made to Abigail or indicates that there had been anything amiss. Washington removed the furniture he had personally bought to supplement the government furniture (after Adams declined his offer to buy it at cost). Congress later appropriated money for Adams to buy additional furniture. Following the repainting of the house's interior, Adams took occupancy on March 21, 1797.

User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Was the presidents house in Philadelphia really plundered by Washington before the Adams' moved in?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Was any of the Presidents before George Washington Moors?

There weren't any presidents before Washington.

Who were the C Presidents before GEORGE WASHINGTON?

None he was the first

Who were the presidents of congress or presidents under the of the articles of confederation were president before George Washington and was black?

No, None of these were black.

Where were presidents sworn in before Washington DC was built?

George Washington twice and John Adams once

List of presidents of the United States appointed before George Washington.?

George Washington was the first president of the United States. There were none before him.

Why were the 14 presidents before George Washington not considered American presidents?

All the others predate the ratification and adaptation of the U.S. Constitution.

Which Presidents on Mount Rushmore were land surveyors?

George Washington was a surveyor before he became president.

How many presidents were before Thomas Jefferson?

Two: George Washington and John Adams.

Was there other presidents before Washington?

No- Not in the United States of America . Before the United States existed, there were presidents of the Continental Congresses that existed was before independence was declared from Britain and after independence, to conduct the war of independence.

What were the two capital cities before Washington DC?

Philadelphia and New York.

What were the 2 capitals before Washington DC?

Philadelphia and New York city

Where did George Washington live before he was presidents?

George Washington lived most of his life in Virginia. That is where he was born and where he lived before he was president. As President, he took up residence at the President's House in Philadelphia because the White House had not yet been built. When his two terms as President were over, he moved back to Virginia, which is where he died.