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In an issue of De Hope on this date, there was an accounting of the receipts and expenses of the Holland Academy. Twenty-seven congregations in Wisconsin such as Alto, Illinois such as Silver Creek, Pultneyville, New York, and most of the Dutch immigrant congregations in Michigan were contributors. The gifts amounted to $2,523.81 and the list of expenses indicated that the entire sum was used leaving yet a debt of $239.00. The funds supported from sixteen to nineteen students at the academy.
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Editor; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "An Accounting of the Receipts and Expenses of the Holland Academy in De Hope Issue" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 367.