Download Full Text (215 KB)
The report on Hope College was presented by Philip Peitz at this session of the Reformed Church in America convened in regular session in Newark, New Jersey. Peltz reported that the total number of students at the school totaled 103 for the academy, college, and seminary: 71 in the academy, 23 in the college, and nine in the "Theological Seminary." The college grieved the death of Rev. Pieter J. Oggel. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte declined his nomination to the chair of Evangelical Theology for reasons of his "situation and loss of strength." Dr. Philip Phelps Jr. was engaged in the raising of endowment that was so much needed for the Institution.
Newark, New Jersey
The Acts and Proceedings of the [64th] General Synod of the Reformed Church In America, convened in regular session in the City of Newark, in June [1-10], 1870, New York, 1870, pp. 114-117.
Peitz, Philip, "The Report on Hope College Was Presented by Philip Peitz at This Session of the Reformed Church in America Convened in Regular Session in Newark, New Jersey." (1870). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 312.