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The Christian Intelligencer, the periodical of the Reformed Church in America, on this date published a full account of the funeral of Albertus C. Van Raalte, which took place on Friday, November 10. The correspondent reported that the Rev. Roelof Pieters preached on the text of II Kings 2.12: "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horesemen thereof." The correspondent, who did not know Dutch, could not give a summary of the sermon. However, the sermon of Philip Phelps, Jr. was reported on at length. Phelps preached on the text of II Samuel 3.38: "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?" As Roelof Pieters had been a student of V.R.'s in the Netherlands, Hendrik Uiterwijk, pastor of Third Reformed Church, had been one of V.R.'s catechumens. Uiterwijk gave an address in Dutch at the grave, followed by the prayers of Professor Cornelius E. Crispell. The attendees at the funeral were too numerous to get inside the Pillar Church sanctuary. All present filed past the casket following the service at Pillar Church. Isaac Cappon had been in charge of all the arrangements of the funeral.
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Heeg, Erica D., "The Christian Intelligencer, the Periodical of the Reformed Church in America, On This Date Published a Full Account of the Funeral of Albertus C. Van Raalte, Which Took Place on Friday, November 10" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 289.