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De Grondwet published a letter from a Mr. K. van Leeuwen, of Muskegon, on this date during the time of the growing controversy over Free Masonry. He wrote: "I am still grieved that the Revs. A. C. Van Raalte and van der Meulen have not survived to address this question. If they were here, it would have been quickly solved. Rev. Van Raalte would have, with his powerful voice, witnessed, in the first place, against the Free Masons, as he did in his life...."
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van Leeuwen, K.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "De Grondwet Published a Letter from a Mr. K. Van Leeuwen, of Muskegon, On This Date During the Time of the Growing Controversy Over Free Masonry." (1881). Van Raalte Papers: 1880-1889. 5.