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The Christian Intelligencer published an article on this date written by "T.D.W." or Dr. Thomas De Witt, a pastor of the Collegiate Church in New York City, entitled "The Holland Colony in Michigan." The author gave a brief history and description of the Holland Colony and the coming of the Dutch to the Middle West. The Holland Colony, he was told, numbered between "five and six thousand." De Witt had visited the Colony a few months previous. He also spoke of Rev. Albertus Van Raalte's concern for education.
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De Witt, Thomas, "Article "The Holland Colony in Michigan" in the Christian Intelligencer" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 136.