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A report in the Grand River Eagle, p. 2, on the Holland Colony. The author of the report is not given. The person says: ...they ask for no private charity....They . are a hardy, industrious, frugal, moral and religious people,...and like the Pilgrims of 1620, came to this country, to escape the intolerance of their own, and in quest of liberty of conscience, where no alliance exists between the church and state, and where they may be permitted to worship God in their own way." The author claims that about 2000 people are now in the Colony.
Grand River Eagle, January 7, 1848, p. 2.
"Report on the Holland Colony in the Grand River Eagle" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 281.