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A draft of a letter by A.C.V.R. to a Mr. Silsbee who is the executor of the estate of Mr. Nathaniel Silsbee. Some parts of the letter were scratched out and rewritten. A.C.V.R. is concerned about paying off the debt he owed Silsbee for land purchased in 1848. Hyma makes reference to this letter on pp. 164-65. A.C.V.R. concludes by saying "excuse my broken English."
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Raalte, A. C., "A Draft of a Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to Mr. Silsbee" (1851). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 208.