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A report in the Grand River Eagle that a committee was organized in Grand Rapids to help the "worthy and enterprising pastor, the Rev. A. C. Van Raalte," and his people in their settlement. Some members of the committee were appointed to visit Holland. E. B. Bostwick was chairman and A. D. Rathbone, secretary.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Bostwick, E. B. and Rathbone, A. D., "Report in the Grand River Eagle" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 139.