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"Synodical Reports on the State of the Churches," by Cornelius C. Van Arsdale, printed in The Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, convened in the city of Williamsburgh [New York], June, 1852, pp. 228-233. The writer of the report makes a reference to the Holland Classis churches and members on page 231. The immigrants are able to "rejoice in the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit, to a degree unparalleled by any similar number of immigrants that have ever visited our shores." These people are reported to have agreed "to devote a tenth part of all their income to religious purposes."
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Van Arsdale, Cornelius C., ""Synodical Reports on the State of the Churches," by Cornelius C. Van Arsdale, Printed in The Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, Convened in the City of Williamsburgh [New Yorkl, June, 1852, pp. 228-233." (1852). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 232.