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On behalf of a large Holland Harbor committee, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, writing in the third person, authored a petition to Mr. Kingsley S. Bingham, Governor of the State of Michigan, requesting finds in the amount of $45,000 for the development of a harbor for the opening of Black Lake to Lake Michigan. People whose names appear on the petition include persons also from the Towns of Fillmore and Newark [Laketown?].
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Van Raalte, Albertus C., "Petition from the Large Holland Harbor Committee to Mr. Kinglsey S. Bingham, Governor of the State of Michigan" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 27.