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A letter from "Rev. K. van den Bosch and Rev. Postma, A. Krabshuis, elder, Jan Rabbers, formerly also an elder of Emmen, now Zeeland" to the "Reverend Synodical Assembly in Hogeveen- defending their separation from the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. "We are the seed of Abraham, and not born out of whoredom, and we had to separate from our brothers when we discovered that they whored after a stranger." The group is looking for more understanding from its mother church in the Netherlands for the Separation of 1857.




Translated by Harry Boonstra.

Description of the document and reference to the Gereformeerde Kerken, Stadsarchief Rotterdam, 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.


Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Archief Gereformeerde Kerken


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