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At this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church, the editor of De Hollander needed to be warned of the unreformed direction the paper was taking, it was ruled. There again was discussion about the length of terms of the elders and deacons. It was decided that elders and deacons were asked to give a half day a week to family visitation. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte served as clerk as well as presided at the meeting.

Date

9-3-1854

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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