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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and served also as clerk, one couple asked to have their child baptized and Deacon te Roller requested permission from the singing school to sing in the church after the Wednesday evening preaching. A majority of those present approved.
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Van Raalte, Albertus C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Minutes of the Meeting of the First Reformed Church" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 19.