To Julia Finney and Angelina Atkinson

27 December 1852


[Ms in Finney Papers, Supplement # 39]


Syracuse 27. Dec. 1852.

Dear Daughters.

I wrote you on saturday

but forgot to send you a christmas present.

So I write now & send you five dollars to be

equally shared by you as a New Years present.

We are quite well now. Our meetings are in

creasing in interest. When we shall get away

from here we do not know. Charles wrote me

that the passenger cars commenced running

to Oberlin on the 20th inst. So we can go home

now by rail in a few hours without encountering the

winds & the waves. We hoped to hear from you to

day. but we presume you have been with

Hobart keeping christmas & that we shall soon hear

how much you enjoyed yourselves. Mr. Allen did

not take our Piano I shall not therefore get a

new one in the spring. The fact is I no where hear

a better one than ours is. We hope Julias eyes

are better & that you are both well & good & happy.

Your Mother has an important meeting with

the Ladies to day & can not write now.

Give our dearest love to Hobart & Aunt Mary

& also to the family at Clover Street.

The Blessed Lord Bless you both forever

Your affectionate Father

C. G. Finney


Probably George Nelson Allen, the Professor of Sacred Music and of Natural History in Oberlin College.

The names Hobart, Aunt Mary, and Clover Street are underlined in pencil, probably by Julia Finney.