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John Roost received a letter from John Skillman [?] who responded to a letter Roost had written to him on 26 December 1858. Roost had written this gentleman about the development of the Holland Harbor. There was a mention of Albertus C. Van Raalte in the letter. The quote is: "I sincerely hope Mr. Van Raalte's health is greatly improved by this time; please convey my kindest regards to him and congratulate him on the marriage of his son [Albertus Jr.], and the brightening prospects of the Colony." Apparently Roost had apparently met this gentleman when he was attempting to raise money in the East for the Holland Harbor project.
Brooklyn, [New York]
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Skillman, John, "Letter from John Skillman (?) to John Roost" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 104.