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Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte wrote to his children about some money matters. In much of the letter, however, V.R. is urging his children to give their heart to Jesus Christ. He closes his letter by saying "Your father who loves you with all his heart." This day is Monday. On Friday he is leaving for Ithaca, New York, to attend die General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. The 1857 minutes of the RPDC note that V.R. was a representative of the Synod of Chicago.
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Van Raalte, Albertus C., "Letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte to His Children" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 6.