Hornblower, W. H. The Duty of the General Assembly to all the Churches under its Care: A Vindication of the Minority in Opposition to the Resolutions on the State of the Country. Paterson [NJ]: A. Mead, 1861. First Edition. 
Pamphlet, 5 3/4 x 8 inches, front only of printed wrapper, wrapper corners chipped with loss. 10 pp. in double columns, two creases indicating that this was once folded in a breast pocket. Good. Pamphlet.
William H. Hornblower (1820-1893), Presbyterian minister at Paterson, New Jersey. In later life he was a member of the Princeton Board of Trustees and a professor at Western Theological Seminary.
In this Vindication Hornblower argues against the resolutions of the General Assembly that supported the Union in the growing troubles and said that if the General Assembly chooses the Union side the Church will be split into two separate bodies. He states that the Assembly's recent Resolutions it have added a new term of communion, that is, loyalty to the Federal Government.