Download Full Text (1.7 MB)
A letter published this date in De Nieuwsbode, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was sent by an unidentified person who called himself "A Friend of the Truth." The writer was tired of hearing so much of the Holland Colony in Michigan and what a Godly place it was. There was not enough emphasis placed upon education in Holland? or Wisconsin? From what the letter indicates is that the writer is a farmer who is working hard to eliminate "the formidable sons of the forest."
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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 Heritage Hall at Calvin University. Contact the Curator at Heritage Hall.
"A friend of the truth" and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter by "A Friend of the Truth" Published in De Nieuwsbode" (1851). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 194.