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Rev. Pieter J. Oggel, writing from Pella, Iowa, on June 25, is engaged in polemics with a Mr. B. Ploeg who made charges about "Sunday schools, Sunday school booklets and Hymns." Oggel wonders how he can be against hymns when he does not read English and therefore cannot know the words of the hymns. Oggel defends hymns for their spiritual and poetic value. Ploeg also claimed that the Sunday school materials did not teach Reformed doctrine. Oggel really takes Ploeg to task for his opposition in these matters. Oggel's letter was published in De Hollander on the above date.
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Oggel, Pieter J.; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Pieter J. Oggel Published in De Hollander" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 84.