The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Edward Payson Marvin
9 February 1868
[MS in Finney Papers, Box 7]
Edward Payson Marvin (1834-1913) was a Presbyterian minister in East Lockport.
Oberlin 9th Feb. 1868.
Rev. E. P. Marvin.
Yours of the 27th inst is recd
It found me confined to my bed.
I am now just able to sit up &
write a few lines. I have been engaged
this winter in writing the work to
which you refer. I have long de[c]lined
to do it, but have at last yielded
to much intreating, & done the best I
could. It may not be published whilst
I live. I look hopefully upon the
prospects of the Church. We shall
have a great struggle, but it is
just what the Church needs.
I must not write more at
present. God Bless you
C. G. Finney
A blot on the paper partly obscures the day of the month, but it would appear to be a 9.