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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his daughter, Mina Oggel, in which he described his experiences in "Dixie" but he does not say why he is in the South or in Chattanooga. The southern women need "Mother to teach them housekeeping...." He admonishes his daughter to be a good mother and gives her much advice on spiritual matters.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "A Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to His Daughter, Mina Oggel" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 452.