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Extract of a petition to the mayor of Genemuiden, the Netherlands, asking permission for the Separatists to hold services four times a day on Sunday. The name of Albertus C. Van Raalte heads the list. The petition is signed by seventy-one men and women. Names of the petitioners include Geesje vander Haar, Abraham Bruins, several van Dijks, Coenraad Barends Bosman, Geertje Kanis, Lucas Brouwer, Jacob vander Sluis, Harm vander Haar and several other vander Haars, and right after Van Raalte's name is that of his wife "C. J. Van Raalte geb: de Moen." The handwriting is not that of A.C.V.R.; yet it is of the quality of his when he writes at his best.
Genemuiden, Overijssel Province, the Netherlands
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Van Raalte, Albertus C. and Kennedy, Nella, "Extract of a Petition to the Mayor of Genemuiden" (1836). Van Raalte Papers: 1830-1839. 56.