Chicago: Dunlop, Sewell & Spalding, 1865. 19pp. Original printed wrappers, disbound, partly loosened. Minor wear, Good+. [bound with] THE PRESENT AND PROSPECTIVE SCARCITY OF MINISTERS. Broadside, printed on bright yellow paper, signed by EG Hammond and E W Blatchford, urging the importance of the Appeal.
Our national life, civilization, and faith have "all been assailed by the shock and ruin of this war. All require renovation and new creation." Moreover, "had the church of Christ been faithful," the War would have been avoided. "A true ministry in Southern pulpits, sustained by a clear testimony from the whole body of Northern Christians, would have rendered such a wide apostacy and conspiracy impossible." The vastness of the national territory ["a whole South is to be opened for a free gospel"], the ongoing waves of immigration-- all establish the need for ministers of the gospel. For Bartlett's biography, see DAB.
FIRST EDITION. Ante-Fire Imprints 880 ["Not located"]. 37 NUC 0161273 . Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Graff, Soliday. Item #12121