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Many items were discussed at the meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church of Holland. The first item was a correction to the minutes of the previous meeting made by [Teunis] Keppel. He claimed that he did not assert that the preaching of the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, had become powerless, "but that he had said that family visiting had received a higher priority than the preaching." As for the building program, "a judgment is made that the majority lack sacrificial involvement." The names of the consistory members present were again not given. Van Raalte served as the clerk at the meeting.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Buursma, WIlliam, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 247.