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The call letter from the Graafschap consistory to the Rev. Helenius de Cock was in the handwriting of Albertus C. Van Raalte. Van Raalte wrote that "...your father's name lies deep within our hearts." The congregation numbers 250 to 300 souls now. A parsonage has already been built on a four acre plot. The letter includes directions how to travel from New York to Kalamazoo where the family would then be picked up by wagon and brought to Graafschap.
Graafschap,Filmore, Allegan, Holland Post Office
Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Archief Gereformeerde Kerken
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Van Raalte, A. C.; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Call Letter From the Graafschap Consistory to Helenius de Cock" (1851). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 205.