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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his wife, Christina Johanna de Moen, to inform her of his travels thus far. He has learned from Judge Kellogg that there is land available at Ada and Ionia and six townships in Allegan are still for sale by the government. Van Raalte is very thankful that he has come into contact with M. I. Colt, Theodore Romeyn, Rev. Ova P. Hoyt and Judge Kellogg all of whom are God fearing men. "More and more I think that the state of Michigan is the place in which we shall make our home." p. 32. He also admonishes his children to be obedient to Mrs. Van Raalte. He signs the letter as "Your loving friend, brother, and husband."
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Boonstra, Harry, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to His Wife Christina Johanna de Moen" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 68.