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Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte paid $1.00 for a license for his dog, Rover, that was two months of age. It was license number 184. A. J. Hillebrands, town clerk, filled out the license and signed it. The description of the dog was that it was a white male with a black head.
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Hillebrands, A. J., "Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Paid $1.00 for a License for His Dog, Rover, That Was Two Months of Age" (1873). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 163.