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During the acrimonius discussion on the Masonry issue, many articles appeared in De Grondwet were published. This article, "What Should Have Been Done" was written by Teunis Keppel, the leading elder of Pillar Church, the individual who led the secession of this congregation from the Reformed Church in America. Keppel disagreed strongly with the position that the RCA took on the issue. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte is quoted by Keppel in one paragraph.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated by William and Althea Buursma, April 9, 2006.

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 Joint Archives of Holland

Many Articles Appeared in De Grondwet Were Published