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A long letter of the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, to his son-in-law, the Rev. Peter J. Oggel, which was published in De Hope, Wednesday, September 30, 1868, p. 2. Van Raalte described the beginnings of the new Dutch settlement at Amelia, is very positive about the development of the various aspects of the settlement including the religious life. V.R. does not appreciate the way African-Americans worship. The letter gives a vivid account of the early days of this ill-fated attempt to found another Dutch colony.
Amelia C[ourt] H[ouse], Virginia
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "A Long letter of the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, to His Son-in-Law, the Rev. Peter J. Oggel, Which Was Published in De Hope" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 481.