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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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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.

Article in the Christian Intelligencer