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A news item in the Allegan Journal, p. 1, reporting that D.B.K. Van Raalte, a son of the founder of Holland, is the Republican candidate from the First District, I-Tolland City, for representative. The editor considers the young man as a very good candidate because he is a "patriot as well as a scholar, and lost his arm in the service of the country serving with distinguished gallantry in the 25th Michigan Infantry. He is a true Republican...."
Allegan Journal, October 31, 1874, p. 1.
Heeg, Erica D., "A News Item in the Allegan Journal, p. 1, Reporting That D. B. K. Van Raalte, a Son of the Founder of Holland, is the Republican Candidate from the First District, I-Tolland City, for Representative" (1874). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 336.