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The report of the visit of Albertus C. Van Raalte in the Minutes of the Particular Synod of Albany, pp. 22-23, who made application for the reception of the Classis of Holland into the Synod. The Synod adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That whereas the delegate of the Classis of Holland, in Michigan, has represented to this Synod, that here are many portions of the flock of Christ that have emigrated from Holland, scattered about in separate localities, and constantly increasing by new accessions, and yet unable to call and support pastors, and are therefore likely to be perverted in faith, and swallowed up by errorists and strangers around, and therefore that it is exceedingly desirable that they shall have some competent persons to visit them statedly, and preach to them the word of life; therefore this Synod do earnestly sympathize with these destitute brethren, and would recommend their case to General Synod, to provide p. 23: for them ministers, itinerants, colporteurs, as shall seem best adapted to their situation.
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"The Report of the Visit of Albertus C. Van Raalte in the Minutes of the Particular Synod of Albany, pp. 22-23, Who Made Application for the Reception of the Classis of Holland Into the Synod" (1850). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 177.