by Dunshee, Henry Webb
This volume gives the History of the School of the Reformed Dutch Church in this city as far as it can be ascertained from surviving documents in various sources. This school was co-eval with the first settlement by Hollanders here and has continued to the present time an instrument of much good in training the children, especially of the poorer class, under a direct religious influence. It has proved, under the Divine blessing, a nursery to the Church gathering many into her communion; and it has introduced a very large proportion as useful members of society. It was the custom, after the Reformation in Holland, to send out with emigrants going to any of its colonies, however few in number, a well-qualified schoolmaster who was a member of the Church and accredited by his competence and piety to take charge of the instruction of children and youth.
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