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A letter of O. G.Heldring to G. Groen van Prinsterer, urging him to promote emigration to the Dutch colonies and not North America. Heldring disagrees with what Hendrik P. Scholte is doing. "There are numerous adventurers and frauds in North America....I'd rather live in Java... I believe that the thousands of poor fellows who follow Scholte are people of whom one would say: What can you ever do with that folk? "Heldring claims to know very few people who want to go to America.
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Heldring, O. G. and Kennedy, Simone, "Letter from O. G. Heldring to G. Groen van Prinsterer" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 95.