Letter from Albertus Van Raalte to Christina de Moen Van Raalte
A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his wife, Christina de Moen Van Raalte, in which he reports his visit to the Black River area where he spent time with the Rev. and Mrs. George N. Smith. He is now with Judge Kellogg and his wife in Allegan. He plans to go to Grand Haven tomorrow, then to Kalamazoo and return to Detroit. He appreciates the letters Mrs. Van Raalte forwarded from the Rev. Isaac N. Wyckoff and Theodore Romeyn. V.R. now says that Michigan attracts him as a place for settlement more than Wisconsin.
Van Raalte, Albertus C., "Letter from Albertus Van Raalte to Christina de Moen Van Raalte" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 257.