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It was reported in De Hollander on this date that: "The feast of the Declaration of Independence (4th of July) was celebrated in our Colony with fitting joy. The Revs. Van Raalte and Van der Meulen gave speeches appropriate to the occasion in the afternoon in Holland and Zeeland."
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Kennedy, Simone, "Report in De Hollander" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 378.