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An article, entitled, "Holland Emigrants," by the Rev. Thomas De Witt, which appeared in the Christian Intelligencer, p. 62. The main part of De Witt's report is on H. P. Scholte's colony at Pella, Iowa. He also reports that he heard in a recent letter from Albertus Van Raalte who said that about 1700 persons were now in the Holland Colony in three villages. The new sawmill has been erected and Van Raalte said that "sufficient shelter would be provided by the coming winter." Another colony of emigrants who arrived in New York planned to settle in Wisconsin. De Witt claimed that most of the emigrants are "pious."
Christian Intelligencer, October 28, 1847, p. 62.
De Witt, Thomas, "Article "Holland Emigrants" from the Christian Intelligencer" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 271.