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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to the Executive Committee of the Hope College Council, stating that he appreciates the sympathy of the Council but he must return his resignation praying that the Lord will "restore in some measure the functions of the injured and prostratic organs" of his body. V.R. claims that he has to withdraw from all mental labors at this time. The particular document is the number two copy with deletions and additions to the text of his letter.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Heeg, Erica D,, "A Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to the Executive Committee of the Hope College Council" (1873). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 155.