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A letter from the "Citizens of Ottawa" to Mr. "Eagle", published in the Grand River Eagle, July 7, p. 2, asking the question, where is Littlejohn? Apparently he lives in Allegan. He has the right to expend funds from the sale of 7,000 acres for a road. "Mr. Eagle, when you soar away to Allegan, please flutter around his head and give him a scream or two, if you can find him. Perhaps he 'sleepeth or hath gone on a journey.'"




Zeeland, Ottawa Co.


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, July 7, 1848, p. 2.

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