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According to this letter from Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to C[hristian] Van Der Veen who, according to the RCA Historical Directory, was a student at Rutgers College, Van Der Veen is apparently having a difficult time meeting his expenses. A.C.V.R. attempted to encourage him. A.C.V.R. also reported on his recent trip to Wisconsin to visit the churches. Rev. Baay's son from Alto is studying in Beloit and given partial support from the church in Alto. A.C.V.R. also asked Van Der Veen to get the Dutch students together for a prayer meeting. Van Raalte mentioned in passing that Rev. Beidler began his work as principal of the Pioneer School on that very day.
Holland, Ottawa County, [Michigan]
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 A. C. Van Raalte to Christian Van Der Veen" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 271.