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A Mr. J. C. Waal of Kalamazoo wrote the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte on 9 July saying that "our Minister" (Rev. Hendrik C. Klijn, pastor of First Reformed Church) suffered a broken hip, having fallen through loose boards on a sidewalk after conducting a funeral. He will be incapacitated for several weeks and may have a permanent injury requiring the use of a crutch. The letter was published by editor H. Doesburg in De Hollander on 21 July.
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Waal, J. C. and ten Hoor, Henry, "Letter from Mr. J. C. Waal to A. C. Van Raalte Published in De Hollander" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 119.