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A report in the Allegan Journal, p. 2, on election results in Ottawa County. The county gave 450 Republican majority to the judicial candidates; a Democratic majority in Holland township put Albertus C. Van Raalte in as a school inspector and other persons in other offices. Some partisan remarks follow. The citizens of the county voted to keep the county seat in Grand Haven.
Allegan Journal, April 20, 1857, p. 2.
"A Report in The Allegan Journal" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 500.