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A letter of Rev. Isaac N. Wyckoff to Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, providing several items of news and advice for Van Raalte. V.R. had written he was unwell and Wyckoff expressed the hope that he was getting better. V.R. had sent the pamphlet, Appeal to the Faithful in North America, also. Wykcoff said that a society has been formed in Albany to assist the Dutch immigrants going west called The Protestant, Evangelical, Dutch Immigration Society. He agrees with V.R.'s proposal to make a settlement provided "your people have the necessary money for the project." Obviously the society was to serve Protestants only. "We have no intention of aiding Roman Catholics even if they are Hollanders. Our objective is to open the way for the oppressed members of the separatist church which is attached to the old faith of the Reformation."
Albany, New York
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Wyckoff, Isaac N. and ten Hoor, Henry, "Letter from Isaac N. Wyckoff to Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 92.