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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his good friend, Theodore Romeyn, whom he met in Detroit in 1846 and an attorney, stating that he is very sorry that the Van Raaltes cannot entertain him in their home. Mrs. Van Raalte is not well and their daughter-in-law who is staying with them expects a child shortly but they do invite him and his party to tea when he is in the city. The Rev. Abel T. Stewart, pastor of the "2nd Reformed Church" [Hope Church] is arranging a place for him to stay.
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Van Raalte, A. C., "A Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to His Good Friend, Theodore Romeyn" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 427.