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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to the Holland community which was published in De Hollander on November 30, 1850, volume I, number 9. V.R. said that the Hollanders were being deprived of national news and consequently of knowledge of American life because this community had no newspaper. Therefore, the publishers have established this paper. V.R. has been asked to write a column for it. He hopes that the paper will be an effective instrument for instructing the local people on what is happening. He also invited others to join him in providing information for the paper. Hawks and Bassett were the owners and Moses Hawks was the publisher. Giles Van de Wall would serve as the translator.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Van de Wall, Giles, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to the Holland Community Published in De Hollander" (1850). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 188.