Thomas De Witt



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A brief notice about the "Emigrants from Holland," written by Thomas De Witt on this day, which was printed in the Christian Intelligencer on January 7, 1847, p. 102. De Witt is stating that a number of immigrants will be staying in the New York area and need jobs. "Cannot our friends procure for them some means of employment?" De Witt also acknowledges receipt of two cash gifts totaling $35 from two members of the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church in response to a recent notice in the Intelligencer.




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.


Christian Intelligencer, January 7, 1847, p. 102.

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