Download Full Text (1.9 MB)


"Extracts from Proceedings of the Meeting of the Common Councils of the City of Holland held June 11th A.D. 1869." The city will commit $16,000 to the railroad project; bonds will be issued; by a vote of 105 to 0 in the first ward and 129 to 1 in the second ward, a large majority favored this action. "On motion of Alderman Van Schelven, 2nd by Alderman Van der Veen, and duly carried by an unanimous vote, it was Resolved, That the City of Holland do hereby grant and give the aid to said Railroad, in the manner and to the amount, specified in the request and notice calling for such Election."




Transcribed by Erica D. Heeg, November 1, 2002.

Description of the document and reference to the Archives of Michigan 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 Archives of Michigan.


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 Archives of Michigan.