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Several items of interest to the citizens of Holland were published in this issue of De Hollander. The new sanctuary of the First Reformed Church [Pillar Church] was progressing well. The roof was almost finished and the skeleton of the tower was in place. The opportunity to become a citizen is possible at the next session of the court in Grand Haven. A certificate of declaration and fifty cents were the only requirements. On Saturday, 7 October, the Democratic caucus would take place. On Friday, 6 October, General Lewis Cass would be giving a speech in Grand Haven.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Simone Kennedy, July, 2002.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


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 The Joint Archives of Holland.

Several Items of Interest to the Citizens of Holland Were Published in This Issue of De Hollander