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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not present, Elder Keppel was chosen to preside. Rev. Giles van de Wall was present because of matters which would be coming up at the congregational meeting. A difficult domestic matter had been settled. Another one was presented. A meeting was to be arranged with a person who has been accused of theft. Monies collected on Thanksgiving Day were designated for the poor and the academy. It was decided to make improvements on the school of the congregation and if possible, build a new building for it.

Date

11-21-1859

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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