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A letter of the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to [Gerrit] Van Schelven, a close associate and friend of Van Raalte, in which V.R. acknowledged several debts of the family to Van Schelven. Van Schelven apparently is the owner of a store in Holland, Michigan. V.R. is still dealing with debts of his son, Albertus, who apparently is no longer living. Daughter Mina, the widow of Peter J. Oggel, now has some money available to her which she can use to pay her debt. She also has financial obligations to the Plugger family of Holland. V.R. himself has a debt of $106 with Van Schelven which he is not able to pay at this time but V.R. will pay interest on his debt until the debt is pay off. V.R. has also ordered that no member of his family will be allowed to buy anything on credit in Van Schelven's store.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Simone, "A Letter of the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to [Gerrit] Van Schelven" (1871). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 46.