Classis of Holland Meeting Minutes
The fall meeting of the Classis of Holland, held in the home of elder H. Broek. Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen [spelled Vermeulen] is president and J. A. Verhorst is clerk. Art. 8 reads: By Rev. Van der Meulen the assembly is informed that an invitation has been received from the Dutch [Duitsch in the original] Church, or the Old Holland church, to attend their Synodical assemblies. However, although it is acknowledged that we should seek greater intercourse with one another, and that it is a requirement of love to exercise fellowship; nevertheless, at this moment it is difficult to do so, because of the pressure of local business and the difficulties connected with a new settlement.
Vermeulen, C. and Verhorst, J. A., "Classis of Holland Meeting Minutes" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 294.