The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To "The Friends of Oberlin College"
21 April 1865
[MS in Finney Papers, 2/2/2]
Oberlin 21st April 1865.
To the friends of Oberlin College.
This certifies that I have
long been acquainted with the
bearer hereof, Rev. Charles W. Torrey.
He is a true man, & minister of Christ.
He is now acting as agent for Oberlin
College. His character entitles him to
the fullest confidence. Will our
friends aid him in his mission?
C. G. Finney.
Charles William Torrey (1815-1884), had been a lawyer in Rochester in 1842 when he was converted under Finney's preaching. He was about to undertake an agency to collect funds for the college. See Finney, Memoirs, pp. 442-43.