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The Consistory of the First Reformed Church met with consistory representatives of other congregations in the Classis of Holland concerning the problems that Editor Doesburg and his paper, De Hollander, were causing in the Holland Colony. Other communities represented were Graafschap, Drenthe, and Overisel. The group came to the decision that Doesburg needed to be rebuked. If he did not repent of his actions, he would be disciplined and refused the Lord's Supper. "Brother" [Jan?] Binnekant was also to be rebuked for publicly insulting Rev. Van Raalte. If he did not publish an apology, he, too, would be disciplined. Doesburg was commanded to make known the names of all persons who published items in De Hollander and they would also be disciplined.
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Buursma, William, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1852). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 230.