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The Doesburg affair again took up the entire time of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church at its meeting on this date. The issue now was whether or not Editor Doesburg had made a sincere confession but had been pressured to do so by Rev. Martin Ypma of Vriesland. The consistory presented a statement on the whole situation to the congregation on 16 May. The members at this meeting were Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, elders H. Broek, G. J. Hekhuis, J. A. Wilterdink, J. Broersma, and J. Labots and deacons A. de Weerd, G. W. Wilterdink, A. Plugger, P. van den Berg, and Keppel.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Labots, J.; and Buursma, William, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1852). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 231.