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A letter written to Rev. Pieter J. Oggel, living in Pella, Iowa, on 24 August 1860 by G. Wakker was published in De Hollander. The letter was intended to be an open letter and therefore was published. Wakker sides with Oggel in the current controversy about hymn singing but he asks Oggel to refrain from responding further to Wakker because the controversy disturbs the peace of the community. "....Your comments will not extinguish the strange fire...."
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Wakker, G.; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from G. Wakker to Pieter J. Oggel Published in De Hollander" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 11.