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Ben Van Raalte, a son of Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, wrote his father saying that he had not yet received a letter from him although his mother had. Ben reported that the hired hand had run off so he had not been able to do anything about the fence. After he finishes his work in the morning, he strips wood until 4.30 p.m. and then attends evening school. Derk brings his father up-to-date on farm matters.
In the collection of Cindy Van Orsdal Merwin, Weaverville, CA.
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Van Raalte, Ben and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Ben Van Raalte to A. C. Van Raalte" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 93.