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Sixteen citizens of Ommen sent a communication to the Governor of the Province that they saw no need for him to send a military detachment to Ommen now that the disturbances had ended. Besides, a relatively few people were the troublemakers. The billeting of military people will be a great burden to the citizens of Ommen.
Ommen, the Netherlands
The original documents are held in the Gemeentearchief, Ommen.
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Nevels, G.; Smit, J.; Horstink, Jan; Meyerink, E. A.; Wolkers, L.; Van Elburg, H.; Weertman, M.; Meyerink, H.; Woertink, E.; Van Elburg, H.; Van Der Linde, H.; Van Munster, B.; Hoek, K.; and Hoek, K., "Letter from the Citizens of Ommen to the Governor of Overijssel" (1836). Van Raalte Papers: 1830-1839. 48.
In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy, 2002.
Description of the document and reference to the Gemeentearchief, Ommen by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.
About the collection:
Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."
Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.