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A letter of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte which was published in The Christian Intelligencer on October 23, 1851, in which he publicly thanked the women of the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey, for the gift of $28.00 and two boxes of goods which contained fifty-nine articles of clothing along with thirty-nine articles of bedding for the Holland colonists. A Miss Van Arsdale also sent a pulpit Bible for one of the congregations. Rev. Samuel B. How, pastor of the First Reformed Church, sent Van Raalte's letter in for publication. Van Raalte, in his lengthy letter, said, "Please, brother, tell the ladies that their labor of love is received with strong feelings of estimation, and with warm, loving, and thanking hearts."
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Van Raalte, A. C., "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte Published in The Christian Intelligencer" (1851). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 204.