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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte which appeared on 10 May 1866 in De Hope. This letter was written the day before he and Mrs. Van Raalte boarded the Teutonia for the Netherlands. He reported that Mrs. Van Raalte was sick often on the trip from Holland to New York. They were made very comfortable in the home of the parents of Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. in Albany and the Dr. Thomas De Witt family in New York City. Their up-coming return trip to the Netherlands brings brings back twenty-year-old memories for the Van Raaltes. He is grateful for the heartfelt farewells, and rejoices in the recent revival of "young and old" in Holland.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Kennedy, Simone; and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte Which Appeared on 10 May 1866 in De Hope" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 363.