The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Theodore Dwight Weld
17 March 1831
[Autograph manuscript in the Weld-Grimke Papers, William L Clements Library, University of Michigan.]
Auburn 17th March 1831
I started to go to Schenectady
Albany & N.York. Am here & know not
what to do. Have preached several times.
Br. Hopkins & people first made a set upon
me to stay. Next a committee from the Seminary
backed them up, & lastly a written request
was sent in signed by a great number
of the impenitent modestly but earnestly
urging me to stay. Have concluded to stay
over another Sabbath. May stay longer &
may not. Inter nos. All hands.
Dr. Richards & all, I am told, are going
to call Beman here. Will not Hopkins
do them? I want you to write immediat[e]ly
to Mahan & tell him about Whitesboro
as he is waiting to hear from them.
Tell him just how the matter stands.
Want to go to N.York, as I was going
into Arthur Tappan's family to live
& might draw his attention to your
school. Great press in N.York for me
to come. Your Brother.
C. G. Finney