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A letter to Mr. Moses B. Hopkins from George G. Steketee In regard to the incorporation of the city, Steketee does not want the property of A. C. Van Raalte left outside of the confines of the city. His English is crude but he claims: "A. C. Van Raalte wishes to be left off I am against this and hope you will not alowe it for we want the Swamp Sand in he has made him Self Rich out of us poor duchman and there fore it's no more than Right that he should help to base the Esspence of the city and in this way our taxes would be lower."
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Steketee, George G., "A Letter to Mr. Moses B. Hopkins from George G. Steketee" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 407.