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After the opening prayer by the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, the Consistory of the First Reformed Church had its time taken up completely with complaints of people. Two men were admonished to pay their debts to Widow Bosch; O. D. Vander Sluis threatened the Consistory that he will go to the civil authorities concerning a property matter. The Consistory feels that Vander Sluis does not have a valid complaint. If he does not repent, he will be refused the sacraments of the church.
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Buursma, William, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1850). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 189.