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A letter of A. C. Van Raalte to "General Bowen," about his appointment as Commissioner of Immigration. "Eighteen years ago after a severe struggle with church and state authorities on account of originating and establishing the free church, my mind was ripened into the conviction of the necessity of immigration."
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, A. C., "A Letter of A. C. Van Raalte to "General Bowen"" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 255.