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It was reported in De Hollander on this date that although the Whig party campaigned "tirelessly," the Democratic majority was maintained by 46 because the pastors, elders, and deacons of the First Reformed Church aided the party. But the Republicans had the majority in Zeeland although the editor did not have the precise numbers.
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Kennedy, Simone, "Report in De Hollander" (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 265.
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.
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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.