To Edwin Lamson

18 August 1860


[MS in Finney Papers, 2/2/1]


Brooklyn 18. Aug. 1860.

My Dear Br. Lamson.

Your kind letter is recd

The letter you directed to Liverpool did

not reach me that I recollect. It has seem

ed long since we heard from you & our

precious Daughter Mary. I am not well.

Tearing away from so many dear friends

made us both sick. Wife has recovered

more readily than I have. My principal

difficulty now is lumbago. I have suffered

much with it during our passage. We must

get home as soon as we are able to endure

the fatigue. Will you give our love to

all our dear friends. We have seen glorious

times in England, but it seemed to

be duty to return home. Besides neither

of us could have gone on without rest

much longer. I am too ill to write

much just now. With oceans of love to our

Dear Mary & the children & as much

for yourself as you can desire. We are as

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ever yours in the love of Christ

C. G. & E. A. Finney.