Congress Sent Out Bids to Have Bibles Made July 7th, 1777

In response to three Philadelphia Presbyterian clergymen, Francis Alison, John Ewing, and William Marshall, Congress’ Committee on Publishing a Bible sent out bids, “to Sundry Philadelphia Printers” to find out the cost associated with making the Bibles, the time it would take, what they could be sold for, etc.  The request for bids went to Robert Aitken, Henry Miller, Thomas Bradford, John Dunlap, and William Sellers.