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In the local news column, it was reported in De Hollander that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte would be back home soon. Last Sunday, he preached in Rochester, New York, and after visits to several congregations to raise money presumably, he would start for home. "The desire of the congregation increases, which, after fourteen or fifteen weeks, cannot be otherwise. May the homecoming be a mutual and general blessing."
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ten Hoor, Henry, "Report in De Hollander" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 39.