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Albertus C. Van Raalte is lauded in the minutes of the Classis of Holland which met in Zeeland on these dates, volume IV, pages 87-89. The hand written minutes were produced by J. Broek. A quote from the remarks are as follows: "Finally we make mention again of the death of Rev. Dr. A. C. Van Raalte, the founder of the colony. This good and faithful servant has entered into the joy of his Lord. He has fought the fight, kept the faith, and received the crown of righteousness. His works do follow him."
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Moeryk, W., "The Minutes of the Classis of Holland" (1877). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 294.