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In this issue of De Hollander, there appeared an advertisement for Dr. Benjamin Smits sugar coated pills for fever and ague and other ailments. The ad contained an endorsement by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte who said: "We expect more sickness, since the danger is great and we have no doctor. However, we must thank God that we had your good 'Indian Vegetable Pills.' These are difficult to come by here." Van Raalte requested that 60 boxes be sent him. The name of Dr. Thomas De Witt, pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church, is given as a reference.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Verhave, Jan Pieter, "Advertisment for Dr. Benjamin Smits Sugar Coated Pills for Fever and Ague and Other Ailments in De Hollander" (1852). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 239.