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A letter of A. C. Van Raalte to his son, Ben, giving a least half of the space to spiritual concerns for Ben's spiritual life and the rest to personal matters. A.C.V.R. misses the comforts of home but is in good spirits although he feels he is aging fast. His wife "is in reasonably good health although I sometimes fear for her. She misses the family, is bothered with rheumatism and frequently has cramps at night."
Amelia Court House, VA.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Jalving, Clarence, "A Letter of A. C. Van Raalte to His Son, Ben" (1869). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 500.