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A fragment of a letter to Rev. and Mrs. Albertus C. Van Raalte from their daughter, Christina, who is working in Kalamazoo, stated that a Maartje Blekeris thought to think too highly of herself [Could this person be a daughter of Paulus den Bleyker and his wife?] Her dress shop repaired an American flag gratis. In gratitude for their work, Captain Dennison sent them a large sponge cake in gratitude for their work. Marinus Oggel sent greetings. She heard from Dirk and a Willem Van Putten.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Raalte, Christina and Kennedy, Nella, "A Fragment of a Letter to Rev. and Mrs. Albertus C. Van Raalte from Their Daughter Christina" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 149.