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In a news item in the Grand River Eagle, p. 2, on the proceedings of the Legislature, reporting that on January 22, "Mr. Crouse [of the committee on internal improvements], reported back, without action, the petition of Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, and others, for an appropriation of lands, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration, which report was accepted and the committee discharged."




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.


Grand River Eagle, January 28, 1848, p. 2.

News Item in the Grand River Eagle