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Albertus C. Van Raalte writes Hendrik P. Scholte that his brother, P. J. Van Raalte, died at the age of 41. Van Raalte indicates that he is pained in the split of the Amsterdam congregation over the difference of Scholte and Simon van Velzen. Van Raalte wonders if the Separatists are even in God's favor when such division breaks out. All this commotion is contrary to brotherly love and order. Van Raalte makes a critical remark about Mrs. Zeelt but provides no context for making that criticism.
Ommen, the Netherlands
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Dekker, Elisabeth; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to Hendrik P. Scholte" (1840). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 4.