To Julia Finney

13 June 1864


[MS in Finney Papers, Supplement # 133]


Oberlin 13th June 1864

Dear Daughter Julia.

Yours of the 10th came saturday

evening. Thank you for it. I preached

twice yesterday & have been visiting the

sick this morning. Am not quite well

but hope to be when I have more rest.

The rest of us are doing nicely. I am

glad that the cars rund [sic] now direct

to Warren. I can not say now whether

I shall be able to come after you.

Do not fail to give us all the news from

Dolson. Ange hears from Charles pretty

regularly now. He is well but greatly

horrified with the slaughter around

him. We are glad to hear that Helen

is so well. Give abundant love to her

& to all the children. It is very cold

& dry here. Crops are suffering.

Ange gets on very nicely & quietly with

the housekeeping. Baby develops

something new every day. She will

take your finger & walk a[c]ross the house.

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She is too timid to walk alone yet.

I read Helens letter in the Leader

Helen can do good with her pen.

I hope she will do so.

Charles Finney Dutton, who is with

Norton has become a christian.

He & Norton intend to make a

publick profession when they return

Duttons wife has been recently converted

too & joins our church at the

next communion D.V. She told me

about her husband.

Ange is just going to the P.O. & I must

send this. Love to all.

God Bless you all

C. G. Finney.



This was Charles and Ange's eldest child, Sarah Ford Finney, who had been born on 14 April 1863.