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A document in A.C.V.R.'s handwriting , entitled, "Census of the Colony January 18, 1849, Taken in connection with the circulation of the harbor petition. On that date, there were 464 houses, 1744 acres cleared, 2 churches, 2 mills, and 2,185 "souls." He added, "Persons at Grand & Kalamazoo rivers and other places at work who belong here would prombably swell the population to 2500. Add Indian lands cleared and there would be not less than 2000 acres." Holland village and neighborhood contained 131 houses.
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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Van Raalte, A. C., ""Census of the Colony January 18, 1849"" (1849). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 218.