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The male members of the congregation of the First Reformed Church attended a meeting on this date. The congregation approved of the nomination of Brothers Rijdsma and Jonker as elders of the congregation. Their names would be published on three consecutive Sundays. The Pioneer School now referred to as the institute, was reported to be "developing powerfully..." The school must be considered a gift to the entire colony. Hence all congregations should support the school. The funding of the bell for the village was yet incomplete. Nearly $40 was still needed to cover its cost.

Date

8-26-1852

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Rev. William Buursma.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

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This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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