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The Consistory of the First Reformed Church consisting of Rev. Albertus Van Raalte, elders H. Broek,J. A. Wilterdink, W. Appeldoorn, G. J. Hekhuis, J. Labots, and deacons, A. de Weerd, G. W. Wilterdink, and T. Keppel at this meeting heard from three members of the congregation who felt that the Consistory had not done enough to restore and honor the name of the pastor due to the controversy raised by Editor Doesburg in his paper. Van Raalte's response that it was simply necessary for him to bear this all patiently with warm love.
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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. 233.