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Rev. Mancius Smedes Hutton, secretary of the Board of Education of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, addressed the General Synod of the church because Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte requested that "certain young men" be allowed to receive their theological education at the Holland Academy rather than attend Rutgers College. The board is passing this request on to the synod because it does not have the authority to act on this matter. Hutton also reminded the synod that the churches need to be much more generous to the board if all the young men requesting aid can be helped in their education for the ministry.




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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."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


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


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.

Mancius Smedes Hutton Addresses the General Synod of the Church