Can you please clarify for me the source for your final quotation: "Lee established a rotating system which allowed each one to preach there. He said to them, 'Gentlemen, I honor the distinctives of your ecclesiastical bodies and expect you to honor them in your ministries. But from this chapel you will preach only the gospel, and that is the purpose of it; for if any man leaves here without being a Christian gentleman, I have failed, and they cannot be a gentleman without first becoming a Christian, so you will preach the gospel.'
If you would, please e-mail me the source for this citation. Did I correctly understand it to be from Emory Thomas' book?