The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Julia Finney
7 May 1853
[MS in Finney Papers, Supplement # 43]
Oberlin 7. May 1853.
Dear July. I am happy to hear
your eyes are improving. I must
enjoin it on you to abide in
all things by your instructions in
regard to your eyes & health.
It is indispensable. You can not
be watched. You ought not to
need it. Dont trespass &
begin to read in [ ]le because
they are better. Act conscientiously
in all things & then you may calm
ly leave the event with God. But
if you tempt God & trespass
you will loose your sight &
your life & be filled with
regret when the work is done
& it is too late to save your
eyes or perhaps your life.
Your Mother will write
about Ange. With Love to Cousin
Fanny I am your aff Father
C. G. Finney
Dear Child I feel deeply for
you. We feel your absence & can
hardly feel at home without
any of our children. But I
suppose it is better for you
to be there than here. I hope Ange
will be with you soon. You have
precious friends in Uncle & Aunt.
& we are glad that you have also
such dear companions in Fanny
& James. We did hope to have our
children all together this summer
but must give it up we suppose.
We want you & James to write us
often & when Ange gets there & you
go down to the Sea shore will
not Ange write us every week
for you both. God bless you
My Dear child.
Your aff. Father
C. G. Finney.
A smudge on the paper has obscured most of this word, which might be "bible".