The Founding of America: John Jay

Founder John Jay was appointed by George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

He was a co-author of the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, a Governor of New York, and President of the Continental Congress. John Jay’s contributions to the founding of the United States is significant!

But did you know that under his leadership as President of the American Bible Society, he extended the influence of the Bible into Latin America and guided the organization as they increased their capability to produce more than 600,000 Bibles per year?

In a letter to his eldest son, John Jay wrote: “The Bible is the best of all books...continue therefore to read it, and to regulate your life by its precepts.”

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