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A report on the Holland Colony in the Grand River Eagle, p. 2. The author reports on the flourishing colony, made up of people who suffered persecution and have come to the US for civil and religious liberty. The people are very industrious. The huge sawmill is in operation but may be converted to steam if the wind is unsteady. Twelve stores are doing business. Quoting from the New York Sun, the author says that the Rev. D. Budding has come with his party. They are going to Freedorp [sic] and Grand Haven. His people come from Dordrecht, 77 in number and carry over $100,000 "in specie". The Sun also reported that Budding was fined over 10,000 guilders for not following the law that only 19 people could assemble at one time. Some 25 Hollanders just arrived on the Madeline, bound for Grand Haven, with $10,000 on them.
Grand River Eagle, November 24, 1848, p. 2.
"A Report on the Holland Colony in the Grand River Eagle" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 297.