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It was reported in De Hollander that Rev. Philip Phelps had "arrived here on Friday." On the following Sunday he preached at the English (Hope) Church. His text was 1 John 3:16a. Rev. Seine Bolks was recovering from a serious illness in Milwaukee. Rev. W. A. Houbolt was installed in the Second Reformed Church in Grand Rapids by Dr. A. C. Van Raalte and P. J. Oggel. Van Raalte preached on I Thessalonians 6.12,13.
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ten Hoor, Henry, "Report in De Hollander" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 116.