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A letter of Louise Arnaud to Rev. Antonie and Mrs. Brummelkamp in Arnhem, the Netherlands, giving an update on her family's life in Boston. Derk has the same job and is paid much better; they are living well. However, they do miss the fellowship of Christians in Arnhem. She knows that Rev. and Mrs. Van Raalte have arrived in New York. The Arnaudshad heard that Van Raalte had met with Rev. Isaac Wyckoff in Albany. On 3 December, a shipload of Dutch immigrants arrived in Boston including a family by the name of van Doornik. A "brother Mensing" was also in the group. (Is this the Mensing or Mensink who went to Alto?) She also pleads with the Brummelkamps to come to America: "Dear Dominic and madam, hasten to leave Sodom with Lot and come to America..."
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Arnaud, Louise and ten Hoor, Henry, "Letter from Louise Arnaud to Antonie and Mrs. Brummelkamp" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 70.