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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte opened this meeting of the Board of Regents of the Holland Academy with prayer. He was chosen to preside at the meeting. Among the board members present was Rev. Philip Phelps Jr. The two sons of Dr. Bernardus Ledeboer, M.D., were admitted into the academy and without the need for financial support. Van Raalte volunteered to head a drive for $600 to build a house for Rev. Giles Vande Wall, a teacher at the academy. There was an angry exchange between the father of Ale Buursma and the board causing the expulsion of Buursma from the meeting. Several matters relating to students made this a lengthy board meeting, causing it to be in session in both the morning and afternoon.
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Oggel, P. J., "Meeting Notes of the Board of Regents of the Holland Academy" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 143.