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In letter to W. A. Richmond, Acting Superintendent of Indian Affairs, George N. Smith reported that he is still arranging sales of the Indian lands. Some 250 acres have been sold, one fourth of the total available. Because of the number of the Dutch now in the area, Smith thought that the Indians will spend the winter at another point for hunting purposes.




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About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


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Letter from George N. Smith to W. A. Richmond