I have owned Letters Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon for quite some time.It contains scores of letters in it's 192 pages.As is my habit, I will give select extracts of just a few.I will note the date and occasionally identify the person he was addressing.Once in a while I'll give some extra info beyond what Iain Murray has furnished. April 6,1850 [To his dad] Were it not all of sovereign,electing,almighty grace,I,for one,could never hope to be saved. June 11,1850 [To his mom] One of our Deacons,Mr --,is constantly inviting me to his house,he is rather Arminian,but so are the majority of Newmarket Christians. [C.H.S.was just baptized the previous month.Newmarket was a congregational church.] June 3,1851 Last Sunday we had old Mr Jay of Bath;a real wonder he is.The place was crammed everywhere.He is eighty three or eighty four,I think. [Mr Jay was 82.He was a link to Rowland Hill.Hill was almost in the mold of Whitefield.Jay used to read Matthew Henry so much CHS says in his book on commentaries one would wonder if it really was Jay or Henry doing the preaching.Once a student at the Pastor's College was accused of copying one of Spurgeon's sermons.CHS didn't want to deal with it personally -- it was kind of awkward.But the young man kept denying that he had borrowed it from Spurgeon.It turned out that the latter had unconsciously gleaned the substance from a Jay sermon.Maybe its source was really Henry!] December 1853 [To his dad] The London people are rather higher in Calvinism than I am;but I have succeeded in bringing one church to my own views,and will trust,with Divine assistance,to do the same with another.I am a Calvinist;I love what someone called 'glorious Calvinism',but 'Hyperism' is too hot-spiced for my palate. It is Calvinism they want in London,and any Arminian preaching will not be endured.