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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, a dispute of two members had to be settled about business matters. One party had expressed ill will against the consistory. Both men apparently were owed money by the church. One member owed money said that he had experienced "enough grief' in the building of the church and the wounds were not yet healed.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 145.