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Albertus C. Van Raalte wrote this letter to his daughter, Christina, hoping to convince her that she should come to Amelia in order to help set up a home for her parents. He is aware that she will be marrying William Gilmore, which she does in 1869.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Rowan, Joseph, "Albertus C. Van Raalte Wrote This Letter to His Daughter, Christina" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 484.