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During this period of time, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte had a charge account at Plugger's Store in the Village of Holland. The four pages in translation indicate a wide variety of items purchased by the Van Raaltes for their family needs. The items fall mainly in the line of foodstuffs and hardware as well as dry goods. The list gives a good picture of what the Van Raaltes needed for their use.
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Pluggers and ten Hoor, Henry, "Van Raalte's Account with the Plugger Store" (1849). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 210.