The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Julia Finney and Angelina Atkinson
27 December 1852
[Ms in Finney Papers, Supplement # 39]
Syracuse 27. Dec. 1852.
I wrote you on saturday
but forgot to send you a christmas present.
So I write now & send you five dollars to be
equally shared by you as a New Years present.
We are quite well now. Our meetings are in
creasing in interest. When we shall get away
from here we do not know. Charles wrote me
that the passenger cars commenced running
to Oberlin on the 20th inst. So we can go home
now by rail in a few hours without encountering the
winds & the waves. We hoped to hear from you to
day. but we presume you have been with
Hobart keeping christmas & that we shall soon hear
how much you enjoyed yourselves. Mr. Allen did
not take our Piano I shall not therefore get a
new one in the spring. The fact is I no where hear
a better one than ours is. We hope Julias eyes
are better & that you are both well & good & happy.
Your Mother has an important meeting with
the Ladies to day & can not write now.
Give our dearest love to Hobart & Aunt Mary
& also to the family at Clover Street.
The Blessed Lord Bless you both forever
Your affectionate Father
C. G. Finney
Probably George Nelson Allen, the Professor of Sacred Music and of Natural History in Oberlin College.
The names Hobart, Aunt Mary, and Clover Street are underlined in pencil, probably by Julia Finney.