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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben. He begins by saying that "Since we were paid today I will write a letter and enclose some money.... It has now been since the 7th of May that we have heard shooting every day with bullets whistling past our ears. When one thinks about it then it is surprising that anyone should still be alive with so much lead flying about...Encl. $40.00."

Date

8-14-1864

City

In front of Atlanta, Ga.

Notes

Translated by Clarence Jalving; Transcribed and re-translated by Nella Kennedy, 2008.

Description of the document and reference to the National Archives of the Netherlands by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in the National Archives of the Netherlands.

Rights

This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the National Archives of the Netherlands.

A Letter to A. C. Van Raalte from His Son, Ben

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