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The major discussion which took place at this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church was the proposed building program. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte noted that the present log church was musty and at the perimeter of the village. The cost of the new building would come to $2,500 approximately. The names of Consistory members present were not given.
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Buursma, William, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 243.