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The resolution of the Holland Common Council, issued on November 8 and printed in the Holland City News and the editorial about A.C.V.R. following his death on November 7. The editor said: "Dr. Van Raalte possessed great force of character and executive ability. Had he been placed by Providence at the head of a nation, he would have made a wise and powerful ruler. He would have made a brave and successful general."
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Roosts, John A. and Heeg, Erica D., "The Resolution of the Holland Common Council, Issued on November 8 and Printed in the Holland City News and the Editorial About A. C. V. R. Following His Death on November 7" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 280.