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A letter of A. C. Van Raalte, published in the Detroit Daily Advertiser on October 19. The colonists had not had a good year but A.C.V.R. wanted to counter act any rumors that the Colony was at the point of starvation. He appreciated the concern of many people for the residents of Holland. Their life style is very simple compared to "wealthy Americans" but the colony is doing well in spite of a poor crop that year.
Hand-copied letter from the Detroit Daily Advertiser, October 19, 1858, p. 1.
Van Raalte, A. C., "Letter of A. C. Van Raalte Published in the Detroit Daily Advertiser" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 429.