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In a letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte to his son, Ben, Father Van Raalte referred to Ben as "my child." Ben was sixteen years old when the letter was written. Ben's father pleaded with him to "Turn, my child, to your God and seek His fellowship."
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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. and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Albertus C. to Ben Van Raalte" (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 266.