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A letter of Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte to a Mr. J. Hospers at Hoog Blokland, the Netherlands, saying that Albertus C. Van Raalte made an unfortunate choice by going to Michigan. "In his efforts to get people to go there van Raalte has already become thoroughly American." Scholte also said: "The Dutch Reformed [Church] have been after me to join their Synod. I told them that I was not so inclined, because I cannot agree with the Synodical system. I think van Raalte will. In that case he will very likely receive an annual stipend of $100."
Utrecht, the Netherlands
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Scholte, Hendrik P. and Lagerwey, Walter, "Letter from Hendrik P. Scholte to a Mr. J. Hospers" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 207.