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Another letter from Albertus C. Van RaaIte appeared in De Hope on this date. It is an extract from a letter, undated, received by the family. He reported that serious cholera epidemic was in progress. He was traveling around and preaching but because of a throat ailment he had to rest and keep quiet "which is often more difficult to do than working." He is enjoying his contacts with the Kampen seminar. The school has fifty students and is supported well by about 250 congregations. He mentions in this letter as in a previous letter that war was imminent. Possibly the Prussians will rise against Napoleon, king of France. [The Franco-Prussian War occurred in 1870.]
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "Another Letter from Albertus C. Van RaaIte Appeared in De Hope On This Date" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 384.