The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Hamilton Hill
17 February 1853
[MS in Oberlin College Archives 7/1/5.]
Syracuse 17. Feb 1853.
Dear Br. Hill.
Deacon Orson White of Richville,
St. Lawrence Co. N.York has just left
with me for the Oberlin college
the inclosed £100. bill. He does not
believe in the lawfulness of taking
interest & therefore does not give this
to be a part of the endowment fund.
but to be used for other purposes not
involving the letting of it upon interest.
He says he declined, when the agent
invited him, to sign for a scholarship
or to give any thing for the fund, but
told him that he would give £100.
as donation to be used for other
purposes. He refused his reason in
writing but gives this to redeem his
oral pledge. The Lords work goes on
steadily increasing & deepening.
We are in good health.
Wife joins in love to Br. & Sister
Hill & we wish to be remembered
to our friends. Please drop me
a line certifying the receipt of this.
C. G. Finney.
There is no receipt in the Finney Papers.