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A notice in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, p. 3, that "We understand, that a large portion of the Holland congregation, worshipping in the Brick Church, on Bostwick street, have withdrawn from the congregation, owing to some misunderstanding as to points of Church government." The seceders under the leadership of Rev. Klijn, held services in Collins Hall yesterday. "Rev. Mr. Van Raalte, of the Colony, officiated in the old church, yesterday.
Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, February 2, 1857, p. 3.
"A Notice in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 494.