An historic Bible that belonged to Franklin D. Roosevelt had a starring role during the inauguration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday.
The New York Post reported Wednesday that the Bible, part of the collection at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, went missing for several hours after President Bill Clinton swore de Blasio in on the steps of City Hall.
The Bible is now safe and sound in the Hyde Park library. But nobody is talking about what happened to it after the Wednesday ceremony, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal:
Lynn Bassanese, FDR library director, traveled Wednesday to the city with the Bible and planned to bring it back to Hyde Park once the ceremony was over. Former President Bill Clinton gave the oath of office to his fellow Democrat using the Bible.
Bassanese commented briefly Thursday on the report of the missing Bible.
“The Bible was returned to the library yesterday by me and it is in the same excellent condition it was in when it left,” Bassanese said. “It had an interesting visit to New York City and I am very glad it is home safe and sound.”
(Photo by Spencer Ainsley / Poughkeepsie Journal)