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A petition was made to the governor, Kingsley S. Bingham on behalf of a large number of citizens in Ottawa County for funds for the improvement of the Holland Harbor. The handwriting is that of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte but the document is written in the third person. The amount requested is $45,000. Some of the names of the committee are A. Hartgerink, P. Stegenga, E. Luidens, H. Jekel, and P. Naber.
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Van Raalte, Albertus C., "Petition to the Governor of Michigan from a Large Number of Citizens in Ottawa County" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 29.