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Ragger Bos, a Dutch (untrained) Mennonite preacher, serving the congregations of Zwartsluis 1754-1787, and Noordeind van Graft and Rijp 1787-1796. Bos was one of the first Dutch Mennonite ministers to be interested in politics; he was an ardent adherent of the Patriots, and in 1787 he had to flee because of his radical democratic views. Upon his return to Zwartsluis after a few months some trouble on this question arose in the congregation. Bos then moved to Graft. It was Bos who in 1789 in a conference of the Rijper Societeit advanced the idea of establishing a fund to aid the widows and orphans of Mennonite ministers. This fund (see Fonds tot ondersteuning) was actually founded in 1794.

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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 2445.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Bos, Ragger (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 23 Oct 2016.,_Ragger_(18th_century)&oldid=110562.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Bos, Ragger (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016, from,_Ragger_(18th_century)&oldid=110562.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 391. All rights reserved.

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