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Still no word from the government about the congregation's request for recognition, Albertus C. Van Raalte writes Hendrik P. Scholte. Other congregations in the area are requesting the same privilege. Van Raalte reports also that some congregations have seceded and joined the Kruisgezinden, following the Dordt church order rather than Scholte's Utrecht church order. Van Raalte is preparing two students for the ministry. Another student, Hartgerink, has no natural talent, however.
Ommen, the Netherlands
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to Henrik P. Scholte" (1839). Van Raalte Papers: 1830-1839. 83.