Minutes of the Meeting of the Classis of Holland


Minutes of the Meeting of the Classis of Holland



Minutes of the meeting of the Classis of Holland held at Zeeland, with the Rev. Peter J. Oggel, presiding, and the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Clerk. There was considerable discussion whether the Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte should be allowed to preach in the the churches of the Classis. The matter was left to the individual congregation to make the decision. The Rev. John Van Vleck can be examined by the Classis now because he has learned enough Dutch. The members of the Classis will now be able to understand what he says.




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.



Minutes of the Meeting of the Classis of Holland