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Jacob Fredriks, a Dutch Mennonite, who went with Dirk Jansz Cortenbosch on a visit to the Mennonites along the Rhine, and then in April 1572 paid a visit to Prince William I of Orange at his castle at Dillenburg, Germany. They were asked by the Prince to collect money among the Mennon­ites of Holland for the purpose of liberating this country from the Spanish yoke. They promised to do so, but because Fredriks, of whom nothing further is known, had no opportunity to visit the congregations, Cortenbosch and P. W. Bogaert collected the money.

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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: I, No. 421.

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: I, 84.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1873): 4, 8.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 60-61. All rights reserved.

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