The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Hamilton Hill
18 March 1853
[MS in Oberlin College Archives 7/1/5]
Syracuse 18. March 1853.
Dear Br. Hill.
Yours of the 14. inst is
just recd. I saw that Br. Goodhue
had not begun right & told him
so. He had letters touching his Xtian
character from some two or three &
wished me to certify my confidence
in the integrity of those men.
I did so, saying that of Mr. G.
I personally knew but little.
I made no allusion to his project
I told him I could say nothing
about that until he was authorized
by the Board of Trust to act for
them. He signified that he prefered
to do so. A I hope to return
to O. early in April. But they have
no minister in either of the three
churches & seem not likely to have.
I dont know what to do. It is so
very difficult to leave under
such circumstances. The
work of the Lord progresses without
any abatement as I can see.
What are we to do for room
this year. Is it true that
Br. Whipple has left, or is
about to leave Oberlin?
We are in good health.
With kindest regards
to Mrs. H. & to all the friends
I am as ever yours in the Lord.
C. G. Finney.
P.S. Mrs. F. unites.
Henry Ethan Whipple resigned from his post as Principal of the Preparatory Department.