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A letter of A. C. Van Raalte to Philip Phelps, reporting that he did offer to the Classis to go to Africa. "Nobody could deny the flood of slander, suspicions and opposition constantly going on, but they did refuse to send me. The proposal did cause a great commotion." The foundations of the house for Van der Wall were being laid (later called the Oggel house). Things are not going well in the Grand Rapids church.

Date

9-24-1860

Notes

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."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

Rights

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.

Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to Philip Phelps

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