A SERMON, DELIVERED AT ST. JAMES' CHURCH, CHICAGO, SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 1839. BY THE REV. ISAAC W. HALLAM, RECTOR.
Chicago: Printed at the office of the Chicago American, Corner of Lake and South water-Streets. 1839. 8pp, folded but spine loosened. Some dusting and mild toning, untrimmed, generously margined with some blank margin tears. Good+.
McMurtrie originally called this rare Sermon "the first work of a literary character printed in Chicago." His later edition renders it probably the second such work.
"St. James was the first Episcopal church in Chicago. The church building was opened for worship on Easter Sunday, 1837. Hallam came to Chicago in 1834 as a missionary of the Domestic Board of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was the first rector of St. James Parish and served for a short time as rector of Trinity Parish when it was organized in 1841-42. He resigned and returned east in 1843" [Byrd].
Page  prints a letter from, among others, John Kinzie and Isaac Arnold, requesting "a copy for publication."
Byrd 452. McMurtrie 23. OCLC 16076311 [2- Lincoln Library, Newberry] as of September 2022. Not in American Imprints, Sabin, or the online sites of AAS, Library of Congress, or the University of Illinois. Item #38678