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Several matters were taken up at the congregational meeting of the First Reformed Church, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, presiding. The pastor admonished the members to pay their debts. It was decided to rent the pews in order to raise funds for the church building fund. V.R. admonished the members that the cemetery needed care. If it were not improved in two months, he would see that it was done but then the congregation would lose its rights to the cemetery. Because the meeting got late, there was no time to discuss the matter of salary for the pastor.
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Buursma, William, "Meeting Notes at the Congregational Meeting of the First Reformed Church" (1850). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 187.