\bˈa͡ɪbə͡l səsˈa͡ɪ͡ətɪz], \bˈaɪbəl səsˈaɪətɪz], \b_ˈaɪ_b_əl s_ə_s_ˈaɪə_t_ɪ_z]\
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The first Bible Society of this country was founded at Philadelphia in 1808. It was quickly followed by others at Hartford, Boston, New York and Princeton. May 11, 1816, the American Bible Society was organized at New York by a convention of representatives from thirty-five smaller societies, which felt the need of united and centralized effort. Nearly every denomination, except the Roman Catholic, was represented. Sectarian jealousy and party prejudice were laid aside in order to insure combined endeavors in promoting "a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment." The American Foreign Bible Society was established in 1836 by the Baptist denomination, which withdrew from the American Society because of some disagreement. The total issues of the American Bible Society from 1816 to 1892 have been 55,531,908.
By John Franklin Jameson
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Edward Augustus Warriner
- An American clergyman and writer; born Massachusetts in 1829. He has written: "Victor La Tourette"; "Kear: Poem"; "I Am That I Am: A Metrical Essay"; "The Gate Called Beautiful".