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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben. "On election day we were cut off from our regiment so we couldn't vote. The "Hollander" was wrong when it said that the company was all Democrats. Thirty were for Lincoln and nine for Mac. Have you paid for my subscription to "De Hollander"? my intention is to discontinue."
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Van Raalte, Ben; Jalving, Clarence; and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter to A. C. Van Raalte from His Son, Ben" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 280.