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A letter by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to "His Excellency the Governor of the Province of Overijssel." A request to the governor of Overijssel whether it would be advisable to send another request to the king (William 1) to grant the free exercise of religion for the Afgescheidenen in Zwolle and Genemuiden. A.C.V.R.'s request is especially apropos, for the church buildings in these towns are almost completed, and he fears that unless free exercise is granted he and his parishioners will experiences clashes with the local government.
Zwolle, the Netherlands
Originally appeared in the journal Rondom den Hardenbergh (March 3, 1986): Detail Verenigingsblad Rondom den Herdenbergh - MijnStadMijnDorp
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to the Governor of the Province of Overijssel" (1839). Van Raalte Papers: 1830-1839. 88.