Letter from John Garretson to


Letter from John Garretson to "The Brethren in Christ of the Classis of Holland"


John Garretson



A letter of the Rev. John Garretson, Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Domestic Mission, RCA, "To the Brethren in Christ of the Classis of Holland, Michigan," in which Garretson sends $250 for distribution as the Classis see fit. He adds: ...let me assure you that the Board will always most readily do what they can to extend to you a helping hand, and they cordially sumpathize with you and pray for you. The Board is sending these funds after hearing from the Rev. Isaac N. Wyckoff who visited the Holland Colony in June.




Belleville, New Jersey


Translator unknown.

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.



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