The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Julia Finney
15 July 1864
[MS in Finney Papers, Supplement # 134. This letter was published in Frances J. Hosford, "Finney and His Children" in The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Vol. 30 (July 1934), p. 301.]
Oberlin 15th July 1864
I can not come after you
as Br. Morgan is unable to preach.
And further Ange is afraid of
Burglars. We are rejoiced to hear
that we may hope to see you so soon.
Baby is quite well again. Ange needs
your society very much. I want much
to see you. Ange gets on perfectly with
the housekeeping. We are greatly interested
in Dolsons letters. Dear Son, he is having
a terrible campaign. May God preserve
his life, & health, & habits & morals. He
will ever deserve well of his country.
Nothing from Charles since early in
the week. I am lecturing to my class
this term in the "Bethel". It is a new
place. It was dedicated on monday last.
We ride mornings with baby. It does her
a world of good. Inclosed please find
$10. If Helen needs 1/2 let her have it. If she
gets out of money she must let me know.
Give my love to her & to all the children.
I must away to ride, or I shall not
get back to my lecture.
God bless you all.
C. G Finney.
[addition by Angelina Finney]
Dear Julia. Can you get me a fan
either in Warren or Cleveland. If you cannot
find the linen please get silk for I must
have a black fan of some kind & there are
no nice ones here. Yours rejoicingly
The following notice had appeared in The Lorain County News (6 July 1864), p. 2, in the "Oberlin Local" column:
BURGLARS.--The other night the house of Henry Viets was entered by thieves. Considerable property was taken form the family and the boarders. The fact is, a few loose characters have recently located in Oberlin, and with no visible means of support seem to get a handsome living. Keep on eye on them.
A question mark has been inserted here by Julia.