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On this date, an article was published in The Christian Intelligencer written by a person who was mentioned as "P.S." of Locust Grove. No state is given. The article is Part II of a piece entitled "Responsibility of the Dutch Church." The writer had preached in the Reformed Church in Chicago where Rev. John Mason Ferris was the pastor. The writer was impressed with the number of Hollanders present. The writer knows something about Holland, Michigan, because he says "In the village of Holland our brother Phelps preaches every Sabbath to more than a hundred native Hollanders in the English language, and this within stone's throw of Dr. Van Raalte's church..." The writer urges the Reformed Church to support the church in the West for evangelization and for the growth of the Reformed Church.
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P.S. of Locust Grove, "Article in the Christian Intelligencer" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 128.