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A letter written in August by B. H. Ploeg was published in De Hollander on this date. Ploeg is attacking Rev. Pieter J. Oggel for his defense of singing hymns and espousing the Sunday School. Ploeg is responding to Oggel's article that appeared in the July 25 issue of this periodical. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte refers to Ploeg's rejection of singing hymns in his letter to Philip Phelps on August 31, 1860. Ploeg claims that the use of hymns is contrary to the Dort Church Order which espouses psalm singing only.
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Ploeg, B. H.; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter Written by B. H. Ploeg Published in De Hollander" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 3.