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A column in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, p. 2, entitled, "Republican Meeting in Holland. The Hollanders Awake for Freedom." it was reported that "The first Republican meeting ever held in Holland assembled on Friday evening, the 6th inst., and was called to order by that true Republican and indefatigable worker for the interests of the Colony, John Roost. Nicholas Vyn was chosen chairman and Mr. Hoogesteger, secretary." People elected to the County Convention were John Roost, A. Flietstra, Nicholas Vyn, H. W. Verbeek, Isaac Capon [sic], E. Vanderveen and P. Salsman.
Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, October 14, 1858, p. 2.
"Column "Republican Meeting in Holland. The Hollanders Awake for Freedom" in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 433.