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1782 Aitken Bible. The First English Bible Printed in America. The Bible of the American Revolution


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 1782 Aitken Bible Leaf, The First Printing of the Complete Bible Printed in America. The Bible of the American Revolution

The Bible of the American Revolution 1782 A.D., Original Bible Leaf

Printed by Robert Aitken Philadephia, 1782 A.D. The First Bible in English printed in America. Robert Aitken 1734-1802, a Quaker, left Ireland from English persecution and settled in Pennsylvania. In this country he supported the "Revolution" and determined to publish a Bible in English in violation of English Laws. In 1781 he petitioned Congress for approval and financial aid. Congress recommended the publication of an edition of 30,000 Bibles at a cost of ten thousand dollars.

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