To Julia Finney and Angelina Atkinson

12 February 1853


[Ms in Finney Papers, Supplement # 41]


Syracuse 12. Feb. 1853.

Dear Daughters.

We recd Anges letter several

days since but have been too busy

to reply. Yesterday we had a letter

from Helen saying that Willie is

better. After she wrote us before the

dear little fellow grew worse until

at one time they thought he was

dead. But he rallied again

& at the time she wrote he could sit

up a part of the time. Julia

I have to day recd a letter from Mr

Polton giving the fact that his wife

is dead. She died at Ohio city on

the 10th inst of consumption

And how are your eyes my Dear

Child? I earnestly hope this

trial will be sanctified to you.

Mrs Roxbrough writes that there is

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a revival in the Seminary. We rejoice

to hear this & beg of you both to give

your hearts & your influence to its

promotion. How are your eyes

compared with what they were last

summer? Ange said that you had

been using some medicine & that your

eyes were worse. I hope you will use

no quack remedies. Take care of your

diet. Have you moderated or wholly

quit the use of butter? I heard

from your brothers Charles & Norton

a day or two since. The term at

O commences now in a short time.

Do you want to return or do you

prefer remaining where you are?

The revival here is progressing glorious

ly. Your mother is well, writes by this

mail to Hobart but can not get

time to write to you. She sends much

love to you & to Mrs Roxbrough

& Mrs Brewster. God bless you forever

my dear daughters -

Your affectionate Father

C. G. Finney.


[page 3 in the handwriting of Elizabeth Finney]

I cannot write you this evening

dear children but will try

and steal time to write

the first of next week -

Give love to dear Mrs Rox

brough - thank her for her

letter - I will try and answer

it next week - tell her

the ladies meetings are

daily increasing in numbers

I miss her very much in

making them interesting

ever your affectionate

Mother E. A. Finney


The word Hobart is underlined in pencil, probably by Julia Finney.