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In a letter written by Albertus C. Van Raalte on this date from Middelburg, Zeeland Province, the Netherlands, and published in De Hope on August 30 he spoke more about the devastating cholera epidemic and the threatening international situation. He and Christina visited Schiedam, Rotterdam, Willemstad, Fijnaart, Klundert, and Zevenbergen. It was a special pleasure to visit Fijnaart where his father served a Hervormde Kerk and where he died. "It was a great pleasure... to sow again in the field where my father had worked..." V.R. preached twice to a full church in Middelburg. V.R. seemed energized by his traveling and speaking and says he is becoming "strong and fat." Christina is doing well except for her cough.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "Letter Written by A. C. Van Raalte Published in De Hope" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 380.