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At a consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, Gabriel van Putten and Henderik Uiterwijk were received as members. In the case of man who though not yet married for six months, had a son. This must be confessed before the congregation at the time of the baptism of the baby. The couple which appeared earlier before the consistory and were restored to fellowship are again separated. A committee was appointed to deal with this situation. A committee of three was appointed to determine how to further missionary work by the congregation.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Wakke, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Notes on the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 117.