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Simone Kennedy

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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."

Date

7-13-1853

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

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."

Source

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

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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.

Report in De Hollander

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