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It was reported in De Hollander on this date that a group of people gathered in Grand Rapids to form a society to assist poor Netherlanders to come to America. G. [Gijsbert?] Haan opened the meeting with prayer. C. Steketee was elected secretary and J. Bijlsma, treasurer.
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Kennedy, Simone, "Report in De Hollander" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 392.