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A news item in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, p. 3, stating that Moses B. Hopkins presented the name of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte as a nominee for regent of the university, in the Republican convention. Van Raalte got 8 votes while the other three nominees only received one each. On the second ballot, he received 11 votes and then was unanimously declared nominated for regent.
Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, March 19, 1857, p. 3.
"A News Item in The Grand Rapids Daily Eagle" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 495.