The GOSPEL TRUTH
CHARLES G. FINNEY
To Julia Finney
24 March 1857
[MS in Finney Papers, Supplement # 61]
Boston 24. Mch 1857.
Your letter was
duly recd . I am so overwhelmed
with labors that I can not write
much. My strength & time are
taxed to the uttermost. So is your
mothers. For a few days we have
both felt as if we were about to
break down. But to day we both
feel much better. Ma's letter
to Ange will perhaps give you
some faint idea of what God
is doing for Boston. We yesterday
recd Norton & Jennies wedding
cards. So Norton is married.
I hope, well married. I hope we
shall be able to go & see them the
coming summer. We can not even
guess what time the Lord will
dismiss us from this field. God
has opened before us the most effectual
door. He has given us the confidence
& the hearts of the people that we
may do them good. And how are
you getting along. I hope you are
not neglecting your soul.
We want to see you & Ange &
all at 44. very much.
I do not know as I shall be
able to come to B. this spring.
unless it is necessary to arrange
with my Tenant concerning
the lease. By the by will
you ask James if he has
recd the lease I returned to him
& whether he has since written me.
I have recd no letter from him
since I recd the lease which I
returned, some 8. or 10. days ago.
Prehaps [sic] he has again forgotten
to pay postage on his letter
Will you speak to him about this
without delay. I fear that he
has so much to do that he can
not well attend to this business.
If this is so, if the terms are
settled between him & Mr. Wise &
Mr. W. is willing the matter of
the lease may remain until
I can attend to it personally.
If I can not come to B. your
mother will come. D.V. & spend
some time there. But I must
drop my pen. Love to all
at 44. Tell Ange that she
may appropriate to her dear self
as much of a Father's love
as her heart can hold.
Your aff. Father.
C, G, Finney.