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Rev. Pieter J. Oggel placed two items in this issue of De Hollander. The first was a call for a Prayer Day for Crops for Thursday, 28 April. The second was a report of the meeting of the Holland Classis on 6 and 7 April. Oggel and Rev. A. C. van Raalte were appointed minister delegates to the upcoming meeting of the Particular Synod of Chicago. Rev. Cornelius van der Meulen was released as a member of the classis to go to a Chicago congregation (First Reformed Church). Van Raalte along with two elders were appointed to establish a congregation in North Holland. The classis was pleased to hear that Rev. Philip Phelps had accepted the call to replace Rev. John Van Vleck as headmaster of the Holland Academy.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

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