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A report on "The Hollanders and the Colony," which appeared in the Grand River Eagle, p. 2., mainly from a Mr. J. Walker, an American school teacher in Zeeland. This gentleman's students are mainly adults learning the English language. There is also a school using the Dutch language. The village of Zeeland contains "50 to 100 houses". The area is "fast becoming a garden of the choicest kind." The colonists are a "reading and writing people." "When these people arrive, the first thing done is to buy a piece of land; the second is to commence chopping; the third to plant and make a fence, and lastly build a house.
Grand River Eagle, November 17, 1848, p. 2.
Walker, J., ""The Hollanders and the Colony" Report in the Grand River Eagle" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 296.