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A letter to the editors of the Grand River Eagle from a Mr. J. W--- (whom, I assume is, Walker, the school teacher in Zeeland. The letter was written October 2nd, 1848. The writer claims to write to the Yankees who need a better understanding of what is going on in the Colony. He particularly says much about the crops and produce, deploring the mistakes many Hollanders made in their farming methods, many of which don't work well in America. There seems to be no shortage of foodstuffs in the Colony. Walker gives quite a different kind of report than those which appear later in the Eagle. The letter is full of important information about the Colony.
Grand River Eagle, October 13, 1848, p. 1.
Walker, J., "Letter to the Editors of the Grand River Eagle" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 295.