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D. B. K. Van Raalte, as reported in De Grondwet, requested on behalf of the Van Raalte family that "the name of A. C. van Raalte is being used by certain persons who lack both knowledge and sensitivity. We politely ask that individuals no longer make references to van Raalte. We have too much respect and love for his sacrificial and frequently innervating labors bestowed on church and school to remain indifferent when, either indirectly or more directly, groundless accusations are made against him. We believe that he has earned the right to a peaceful cessation of his labors."
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Van Raalte, D. B. K. and Kennedy, Simone, "Report in De Grondwet by D. B. K. Van Raalte" (1881). Van Raalte Papers: 1880-1889. 4.