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An article by the Rev. Thomas De Witt in the Christian Intelligencer, October 8, 1846, p. 50, entitled, "Emigration from Holland." De Witt notified the readers that a society has been formed recently in Albany, New York, called "The Protestant Evangelical Holland Emigrant Society" for the purpose of aiding the Dutch immigrants arriving in America. De Witt also mentioned that he had a recent visit to the Netherlands at which time he met the Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte who impressed him very much. De Witt brought a copy of the Appeal to the Faithful with him, the pamphlet written by Brummelkamp and Van Raalte.
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De Witt, Thomas, "Article "Emigrants from Holland" in the Christian Intelligencer" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 89.