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A document which reads: "Albertus Christianus van Raalte, Candidate in theology, has been a member of the Hervormde Kerk for more than two years, and, as far as we know, has been without blemish in beliefs and lifestyle. He requested this attestation to help him before the Church Administration of the Province of __________. We beseech you to recognize our brother as such, and help him in his Christian journey. Leiden, 17 January 1835. In name of the Church Council of the Hervormde Church, Nanning Berkhoot.
Leiden, the Netherlands
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Werkhout, Nanning; Gemeente, Hervormde; and Kennedy, Simone, "Attestation of the Hervormde Kerk Church Council of Leiden for A. C. Van Raalte" (1835). Van Raalte Papers: 1830-1839. 21.