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A letter of A.C.V.R. to his son, Dirk B. K., admonishing him about faithful religious practices and urging him to do his schoolwork. Dirk is now 16 years old. Apparently A.C.V.R. is visiting his daughter and son-in-law, Pieter J. Oggel, who are serving the First Reformed Church of Pella. A.C.V.R. also makes mention of other Oggel family members who are living in Pella.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter of A. C. V. R. to His Son, Dirk B. K." (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 88.