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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the case of the separated couple again came up. The husband is portrayed as a very difficult man to deal with. The home in which a child has not yet been baptized is in domestic turmoil. Consistory will bring this situation to the classis before it may move to excommunicate this family. Van Raalte made an extensive report on the parochial school of the congregation. There are many problems. He feels that the consistory and congregation are lacking in support of the school. Hendrika Zwaluwenburg asked that 50 cents a week be restored to her salary as teacher in the school.

Date

9-2-1859

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

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This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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