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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to Mr. John Roost who is on a trip East to obtain funds for the Holland Harbor. V.R. says, "May God make your trip helpful toward the well-being of the people whose care is laid upon your hands in his providence." Money is badly needed in order to proceed with the harbor work. Although V.R. is much involved with business and community affairs, he places all within a spiritual framework. This letter give more evidence of V.R.'s piety and deep religious convictions.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Vander Werf, Seth; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to John Roost" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 53.