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A letter of A. C. Van Raalte to his son, Ben, giving many details about their visit in the Netherlands. "We are enjoying our vacation and rest immensely and the pleasure of seeing so many of our relatives, of whom many are still living, is very enjoyable. We are showered with love and consideration - wherever we go the best is none too good. We feel very thankful and appreciative toward our children and yourself that your were willing to assume the care of the family and carry: the burden of that care to assure us of being able to get this rest." A postscript by Mrs. Van Raalte: Hello, dear Ben. Seek the Lord.
Kampen, the Netherlands
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter of A. C. Van Raalte to His Son Ben" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 372.