Thomas De Witt



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A record of the report of the Rev. Thomas De Witt to the General Synod about his trip to the Netherlands from which he had recently returned, as printed in the Christian Intelligencer, p. 191. Rev. H. P. Scholte is in New York City just at that time. De Witt speaks positively about the emigrants out of the Afscheiding who are coming to America in considerable numbers.




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, June 10, 1847, p. 191.

Report to the General Synod About His Trip to the Netherlands in the Christian Intelligencer