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A report in the Allegan Journal, p. 3, stating that "At the last meeting of the Holland Classis of the Dutch Reformed Church, congregations at the following places separated themselves from the Church, viz: at Grand Rapids, Noordeloos, Graafschapand Polkton. Rev. A. C. VanRaalte and P. J. Oggel were appointed delegates to the Particular Synod of Chicaago, which convenes on the 29 inst."




Description of the document 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.


Allegan Journal, May 4, 1857, p. 3.

Report in the Allegan Journal