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A report from Lansing in the Allegan Journal, p. 2, about the bill concerning the Holland Harbor in the Legislature. The bill, recommended by the committee, was "to provide for the drainage and reclamation of the swamp lands in townships number six nort, of rage 14 and 15 west, and to aid the township of Holland, in the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of North Black River in said township."




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, February 7, 1859, p. 2.

Report in the Allegan Journal