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This profile was last updated on 7/15/05  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Robert Aitken

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Congress of the States
 
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FIRST-PERSON: The Bible in America - (BP)
www.bpnews.net, 15 July 2005 [cached]
Robert Aitken decided to do something.Aitken was the official publisher for the Congress of the States.In 1777, he produced an American "home-grown" edition of the New Testament.Ten thousand copies were printed, but by then cheaper imported Bibles were again available.
In a desperate attempt to recoup his investment, Aitken asked Congress to sanction and support his Bibles.For the first and last time in our nation's history, a Bible was printed with the approval of Congress.
The resolution, adopted September 12, 1782, said: "WHEREUPON RESOLVED: That the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and ... they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation...."
Caleb Project to Host the Connection Conference for Rocky Mountain Region
www.christiannewstoday.com, 31 Aug 2004 [cached]
Robert Aitken decided to do something.Aitken was the official publisher for the Congress of the States.In 1777, he produced an American "home-grown" edition of the New Testament.Ten thousand copies were printed, but by then cheaper imported Bibles were again available.
In a desperate attempt to recoup his investment, Aitken asked Congress to sanction and support his Bibles.For the first and last time in our nation's history, a Bible was printed with the approval of Congress.
The resolution, adopted September 12, 1782, said: "WHEREUPON RESOLVED: That the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and ... they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation...."
Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts: The Featured Book
www.prbm.com, 15 June 2010 [cached]
Robert Aitken, the publisher of this work, and his fellow Philadelphia printers correctly estimated the need for military manuals on the part of the American militia and in 1775 and 1776 issued at least 10, some specific to military medicine.
That Aitken chose to issue a manual on guerrilla warfare was prescient. That he chose to dedicate it to Gen.
The Bible in America
www.christianinformant.com, 17 Feb 2005 [cached]
Robert Aitken decided to do something.Aitken was the official publisher for the Congress of the States.In 1777, he produced an American "home-grown" edition of the New Testament.Ten thousand copies were printed, but by then cheaper imported Bibles were again available.
In a desperate attempt to recoup his investment, Aitken asked Congress to sanction and support his Bibles.For the first and last time in our nation's history, a Bible was printed with the approval of Congress.
The resolution, adopted September 12, 1782, said: "WHEREUPON RESOLVED: That the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and . . . they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation. . . ."
Christian Forums - View topic - The Bible in America
www.churchquest.com, 29 Nov 2004 [cached]
Robert Aitken decided to do something.Aitken was the official publisher for the Congress of the States.In 1777, he produced an American "home-grown" edition of the New Testament.Ten thousand copies were printed, but by then cheaper imported Bibles were again available.
In a desperate attempt to recoup his investment, Aitken asked Congress to sanction and support his Bibles.For the first and last time in our nation's history, a Bible was printed with the approval of Congress.
The resolution, adopted September 12, 1782, said: "WHEREUPON RESOLVED: That the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and . . . they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation. . . ."
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