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A letter of Gerrit Van Schelven to Moses B. Hopkins regarding the petitions to incorporate the city. "Upon the request of Rev. Dr. Van Raalte, we have concluded to withdraw his farm from the City Territory. As the original proprietor and Settler of this place, we respected his claim & demand."
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Van Schelven, Gerrit, "A Letter of Gerrit Van Schelven to Moses B. Hopkins" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 409.