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The contract for the constructing of two piers "at the mouth of north black river" at the cost of fourteen thousand dollars. Albertus C. Van Raalte signs the document as president and John Roost as clerk. Other signatures include those of Albert Plugger, M. D. Howard, Kommer Schaddelee, Jan Trimpe, Henry D. Post, Pieter F. Pfanstiehl, John Roost, Hessel O. Yntema, C. J. Voorhorst, Jan W. Garvelink, and Jan Boers.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Roost, John, "Contract for the Construction of Two Piers" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 75.