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There was much discussion at this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church about the suitability of Abraham Krabshuis to serve as an elder. Although the majority of the Consistory approved Krabshuis' installation, it was decided to consult with the Classis about the matter "to satisfy the protesting individuals." The cemetery has been plotted and lots were available for sale at the cost of one dollar. Other matters also came before the Consistory. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and wrote up the minutes. [The Classis of Holland approved Krabshuis' installation at its meeting on 11 April. Classis Holland Minutes 1848-1858, pp. 173-74.]
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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. 280.