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Christina Van Raalte reported to her parents, Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, that she had received the ten dollars they had sent. Her board bill has been paid up for nine weeks. By next Monday she has been in Kalamazoo for thirteen weeks. She bought the new locket but it did cost $7.75. She had heard from Mina (Mrs. Pieter) Oggel and that the domine was ill. The shop girls were treated to a candy pull party that she enjoyed. Christina did not plan to come home until she has learned her trade. There were many soldiers in Kalamazoo but they "are such rough people."
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Van Raalte, Christina and Kennedy, Nella, "Christina Van Raalte Reported to Her Parents, Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, That She Had Received the Ten Dollars They Had Sent" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 155.