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A letter to the Rev. H. J. Budding, Middelburg, from Albertus C. Van Raalte, S. van Velzen, and Antoine Brummelkamp. These gentlemen are calling the churches of the Afscheiding to a day of thanks, fasting, and prayer for August 16 after approval by the Provincial Church Assembly.




Leeuwarden, the Netherlands


The English translations were done by Dr. Henry ten Hoor and an unknown person.

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.


The letter was published in Dutch in H. J. Budding. Leven en Arbeid by Dr. J. H. Gunning J.Hz, Rehenen: W. J. Van Nas, 1909, pp. 526-527.

Letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte and Others to Rev. H. J. Budding