The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To William Cox Cochran
8 May 1872
[MS in the possession of Mrs Ellen Speers, 3915 Sierra Drive, Austin, Texas 78731.]
William C. Cochran Esqr.
care of Hon J. D. Cox..
Postmark: OBERLIN MAY 8
Stamp: 3 cents, embossed.
Oberlin 8th May 1872.
Dear Willy. Yours of the 6th is just
recd. Emma's marriage is on the 22d
not the 27th as you suppose. If you
come on the 20t.h you will be in time.
Of course come direct to our house.
The National Association opposed to
secret societies meets here on the
21st instant & continues 2 days. We can
not promise that you will not be
crowded during those days, but we
will make you all as comfortable
as we can. Am glad to hear
from you & that you are coming.
My strength is not yet restored
but I am convalessing daily.
Love to all the family.
God bless you all
I can not write more now.
C. G. Finney
Emma E. Monroe, Julia Finney's stepdaughter, was in fact married to Charles Newton Fitch on 20 May 1872. (See The Lorain County News (23 May 1872), p. 3.)