The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To James Brand
9 October 1873
[Framed Ms letter in the possession of First Church in Oberlin, in the handwriting of Charles H. Churchill, with signatures in the hand-writing of the signatories.]
Oberlin O. Oct 9th. 1873.
Rev. James Brand.
that the First Cong. Church of Oberlin have extended to you
a unanimous call to become their pastor, we desire to express
to you our most cordial satisfaction in the choice they have
made, and to proffer you a hearty welcome among us,
should you decide to come.
The churches and the college have hitherto
been so intimately associated in laboring for the con-
version and spiritual training of the throng of young peo-
ple who come to Oberlin that we cannot but regard with
deepest interest every movement intended to increase the ef-
ficiency of the working force employed for this purpose.
We doubt not we shall find in you a zealous
and able colaborer, and the brief acquaintance that
we have been able to make with you gives assurance
that our association will likewise be most agreeable and
Trusting that the Lord Jesus will be with you in the de-
cision you are called upon to make, we commend you
most earnestly to his grace.
Yours in the bonds of the gospel.
C. G. Finney
C. H. Churchill
Jas. H. Fairchild
E. P. Barrows
John M. Ellis.
W. H. Ryder