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A letter of the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to John Roost who is canvassing people in the East hoping to sell them bonds for the development of the Holland Harbor. Roost had written from Albany, New York, on July 11 concerning his efforts. Van Raalte sent this letter to the General Synod board rooms at 61 Franklin St. in New York City, in care of a Mr. W. Ferris. V.R. reported on the crop situation. He adds a cryptic sentence: "I did not yet talk to anybody, so I have not been tempted to relate our unfavorable circumstances." This may refer to the difficulties Roost has had with the township board which accused him of not turning over all the funds Roost collected the previous year for the harbor.
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V. R., A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "Letter from A. C. V. R. to John Roost" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 115.