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The first item of business for the consistory of the First Reformed Church after Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte opened the meeting with prayer was the report of sales of lots in the church graveyard. Seventeen families had purchased lots. In article seven, it was reported that "Brother Krabshuis" presented written objections against the recent classis meeting and Rev. Van Raalte. Consistory ruled that Krabshuis had not followed biblical guidelines in that he should have spoken with Van Raalte before bringing his complaints to the consistory. The lengthy meeting reveal some schismatic tendencies of Krabshuis. The pastor also served as clerk for this meeting.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 302.