The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Julia Finney
2 March 1857
[MS in Finney Papers Supplement # 60]
Boston 2d March 1857.
Your letter of last week
came to hand. We are glad to hear
from you, but puzzled with what you
say of your knee. Did you really
di[s]locate the joint? If so, who set it.
Why did you not give us more particulars?
You have been confined to the house.
How lame are you? Have you any
knowledge of the nature of the dis
ease that causes the socket of the
knee to slip out of joint? The
work of the Lord is greatly on the
increase here. We do not know when
we shall go home. We get Charles paper.
Did you observe that Norton got
knocked down in the street in O.
by a ruffian police man.
We want much to see you & Ange,
& all at 44. R. St. I must write
a few lines to James & shall enclose
a little money to you. I have recd
nothing here yet. Shall either send
or bring you some more, D.V. by the
time your quarter payment for sing
ing becomes due. We are very, very, busy.
Never more pressed with labors than
now. We are glad to hear that your
eyes have been so comfortable this
winter. Also that you are making
progress in music. I send you $20
now. If you need more before we come
on write & let me know. Julia, I
hope you are not neglecting the savior
this winter. We are laboring with & for
strangers, & God is blessing multitudes
of them. O that while this is so, our
own children may not be passed by.
May not "cast off fear, & restrain
prayer.' God bless you My Dear
Daughter - & Bless Ange & James & all
at 44. R. St. & bless your brothers
& all that are dear to your hearts.
Ma. sends love. Your aff. Father
C. G. Finney.
i.e. 44 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, the home of Hobart and Sarah Ford.