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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his daughter, Christina, who is in Fairview, Illinois, at this time. V.R. reported that Mrs. Van Raalte had all of her upper teeth pulled that afternoon and will have an upper plate made. The Van Raaltes expected to leave for Allegan by boat that evening because V.R. had to meet the manager of the railroad to discuss business. V.R. concludes his letter by saying, "From your Father who loves you with all his heart."
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Rowan, Joseph, "A Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to His Daughter, Christina" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 474.