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Hendrik Merckens of Culenborg and his wife plan to emigrate to America. He now is asking Rev. Albertus Van Raalte for advice about making this move. He is the headmaster of the school on Culenborg. He has a broad background. He also would like to know what they should bring along to the United States.
Culenborg, Province of South Holland, the Netherlands
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Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Hendrik Merckens of Culenborg to A. C. Van Raalte" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 487.