Fascinating appeal published and distributed right at the end of the Civil War. Bartlett makes a correlation between the unpreparedness of the American Army and Navy for the Civil War and the unpreparedness of the Church for the return of the wounded and suffering, for the Westward Expansion, and for the opening of the new South to more evangelical and revivalist preachers from the North.
Bartlett, Samuel C. An Appeal for Ministers: A Discussion on the Necessity for a Great Effort to Supply the Country with Preachers of the Gospel. New York. American Home Missionary Society. 1865. 12pp.
Good with some folds, light tears at hinges. A rare reconstruction era item.