This Day in History: January 21st 1781 Robert Aitken petitioned the Continental Congress

This Day in History:  January 21st 1781 Robert Aitken petitioned the Continental Congress to officially sanction his publication of the first English-language Bible to be printed in America.

 

The Continental Congress did end up recommending Robert Aitken’s 1782 Bible, aka “The Bible of the Revolution”.  See the first three pages from this Bible below and read their recommendation of Congress for yourself.  I have include the pages of recommendation from an original and these same pages cleaned up and as they appear in our replica of this “Bible of the Revolution”.

 

We already make replicas of the 1781 Aitken New Testament (the first New Testament, in English, to be made in America) which is the New Testament in the original 1782 “Bible of the Revolution”.

 

With the help of Jim Darlack, we have made significant progress in our scanning, cleaning up the text, and printing the first prototype of this Old Testament.  With Jesus’ help we will have this entire Bible ready to bind before the end of this year.

 

 

In addition, Hunter Willis has started working on our web site for this Bible.  Take a look at what Hunter is building which includes a few photos and information about this soon to be replica at the following link:  http://18thcenturybibles.org/robert-aitken-bible/