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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understand, that a large portion of the Holland congregation, worshipping in the Brick Church, on Bostwick street, have withdrawn from the congregation, owing to some misunderstanding as to points of Church government."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.




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.


Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, February 2, 1857, p. 3.

A Notice in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle