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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte, to "His Excellency the Vice President of U. S. Millard Fillmore," concerning his support for the petition for the Holland Harbor. Holland is the largest settlement on the Western Side of Michigan. Milwaukee is directly across the lake from Holland. The appropriation is vital for the Colony.

Date

2-5-1850

City

Holland, Ottawa Michigan

Notes

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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."

Source

The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.

Rights

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 Holland Museum.

Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to

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