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In a letter from Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to the Rev. Helenius de Cock, "S Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, the writer gives de Cock an extensive description of life in the Holland Colony. The original letter is lengthy, consisting of ten pages. Van Raalte gave a full description of the Holland community in many of its facets. He is doing his best to give de Cock the best impression possible of the Holland Colony, with the hopes that de Cock will accept his call to the Graafschap congregation.
Holland, Ottawa Co., Michigan
Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Archief Gereformeerde Kerken
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Boonstra, Harry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte to Helenius de Cock" (1851). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 211.