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A pamphlet by Hendrik P. Scholte, entitled, Eene Stemuit Pella, Amsterdam, Hoogkamer & Company, 63 pp. The appendices include: The Christian Intelligencer note regarding the settlement in Michigan under A. C. Van Raalte; in the same publication, a note from the Classis of Illinois which wants to help the large number of Dutch immigrants coming to the Middle West; notes from a letter of Rev. Thomas De Witt, of New York, January 27, 1848, to Scholte; an Act of the Iowa Legislature, authorizing elections in the Township of Lake Prairie [where Pella is located?], Jan. 22, 1848; a map of the State of Iowa, showing the County of Marion and the settlement of Pella; and a map of the Townships 76 and 77, Rage 18 North where Pella was located.




In Dutch; some parts of the appendices in English.

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.