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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."
Allegan Journal, May 4, 1857, p. 3.
"Report in the Allegan Journal" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 417.