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Meeting of the Classis of Holland during which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was welcomed back "joyfully" from his trip to Pella, Iowa. V.R. also makes a report on the situation in Pella: 'He tells of a good consistory. The congregation has been freed from several debilitating elements. There is firmness in Reformed principles. The congregation has a good church building." The congregation just called Rev. Donner in the Netherlands to come and be the pastor at First Reformed Church.




Zeeland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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.


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.

Meeting Notes on the Classis of Holland