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In a very informative letter, Dr. Thomas De Witt, a pastor in the Collegiate Church, wrote about Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte. De Witt has received Scholte's letters of January 11 and 22. The books which De Witt had shipped to Scholte had still not arrived in the Netherlands and before Scholte would leave for America about 1 April. De Witt again deplores the arrival of so many immigrants that winter. He and the society have done much to help them in the difficulties they faced in the new world. De Witt reported that he has heard from Van Raalte who is meeting with a committee in Detroit which was organized to help him and his people. "Ds. V.R. has but a small means in hand, and deserves aid." De Witt assumes that Scholte has heard from Van Raalte also.
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De Witt, Thomas and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Thomas De Witt to Hendrik P. Scholte" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 114.