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In this letter, Julia Gilmore wrote her brother, Darius Gilmore of Fairview, Illinois, that she has promised to marry Ben Van Raalte and will be going to Michigan to live. She will not be going until fall because Ben is building a new home for them. She also reported that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte wrote her a "real nice letter." [Van Raalte's letter is dated 15 January and the original is located in the Van Raalte collection of the Holland Historical Trust in the Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College.]
Amelia Court House, Virgina
In the collection of Cindy Van Orsdal Merwin, Weaverville, CA.
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Gilmore, Julia, "Julia Gilmore Wrote Her Brother, Darius Gilmore" (1872). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 109.