Download Full Text (759 KB)
A committee of the Classis of Holland consisting of Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Rev. Peter Oggel, and Rev. John Van Vleck petitioned the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church to issue a dispensation for Adrian Zwemer, Johannes Vande Luyster, and Gerrit Nykerk from formal theological education so that they could be licensed to serve in the Holland churches which are in great need of ministers. These men range in age from thirty-five to thirty-eight. All three men are students in the Holland Academy.
The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.
This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.
Vander Meulen, Cornelius; Van Raalte, Albertus C.; Oggel, Peter; and Van Vleck, John, "A Committee of the Classis of Holland Petitioned the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 5.