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At this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church, Jan B. de Vries and Lambertus van Dis appeared to make profession of their faith but "because of their lack of knowledge, they were rejected and given opportunity to attend catchism twice weekly." Pieter Nagelkerks asked for his statement of membership because he wished to withdraw from the congregation because of the "defects" in the congregation. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided at the meeting and also wrote up the minutes.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Buursma, William, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 273.