The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Levi Burnell
9 January 1838
[Autograph signed letter, in Oberlin Correspondence]
Cleveland 9th Jan 1838.
Dr. Br. Burnell. The following is the extract from
Br. Green's letter alluded to by Br. Gillett. I should
have sent it before had not expected ere this
to have been at home.
"Since the first of August I have ceased to cr. my
subscription to Oberlin to your acct, as from that
time I considered it to have ceased. I agreed with
Clark & Dimond to contribute towards raising $100000
for Oberlin on condition it should be raised.
I dont know what success attended the effort nor
whether Clark Dimond & Tappan paid up their subscriptions.
I have made a mortgage for the amount of $2500 promised
supposing the amount had been made up & that they
would pay up their subscriptions. I am willing
to pay as far in proportion to my subscription as
Clark Dimond & Tappan & dont feel obligated to go
further. If I knew my proportion I would probably
send you the cash & keep for it & retain the mortgage."
I make no comment on the above, only that
it appears that he paid or credited to my acct.
his subscription to the Professorship Association up
to the 1st of August.
I should have mentioned in my last that Br.
Dawes let me have 20 dollars when he was here
on my first arrival. probably he has informed
you of it.
Interest increases here but these churches are
in a state too sad & sunken to be quickened
without great effort.
Love to all friends
C. G. Finney
Addressed: Levi Burnell Esqr
Postmark: CLEVELAND O JAN 10