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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...."




Muskegon, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by William and Althea Buursma, 23 September 2003.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."


The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the Holland Museum.

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.