To Hamilton Hill

13 February 1844


[MS in Oberlin College Archives, 7/1/5.]


Boston 13. Feb. 1844.

Dear Br. Hill.

Ere this time I hope you have recd the $.250 I sent

you some days since. You speak of paying the note to me out of it. This you must not do, if the Faculty need it. Or of there are other debts pressing.

I am not aware that my family need it at present, therefore provide for those who need it more than I at present do.

I dont recollect what I said to Br Shipherd that could have lodged the impression with him that the $.2000 could be had at present. The Lady told me that a part of it was in Bank stock & the rest in Real estate. The Real estate is now occupied by her aged Parents.

It is not likely therefore that the money could be had at present.

The Lady is at present teaching a young Ladies Seminary in Kin* Kingston. R.I. I believe I informed you that the Lady proposed to give the 2000 after the death of her aged parents & her sister. & of course after her own death, as it is a legacy.

Br. Bristol was here for one night last week & went on to Andover.

He is full of the Spirit of his agency & no doubt will do well.

My last will have informed you concerning the remaining 200 from Miss Eaton. The interest increases here so that I may not be at home so early as I anticipated. Your Brother.

C. G. Finney



*Finney smudged out the letters Kin.