The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
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.
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.