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Received from Harm Talen, Klaas Egberts Redder and Hendrik Egberts Dunnink, farmers in the town of Staphorst the sum of one hundred and fifty guilders in fines, and twenty six guilders and eighty-two cents in court costs, amounting to three-fourth portions of the fines and costs, to which they, and also Jann[e]s van der Haar, butcher in Genemuiden, have been sentenced by the correctional court in Zwolle on November 24, 1836.




Zwolle, the Netherlands


Tr. by Dr. Henry ten Hoor

Description of the document 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.



Document of Judges in the Civil Claims Court