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Although no day was given on which this meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church was held, it was an important meeting. Revs. H. G. Klein and Cornelius Vander Meulen were present as well as Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte who presided. Pastor Van Raalte announced that the congregation received a gift of $1,000.00 from the Collegiate Church of New York City for the completion of the building. A member protested the nomination of Ploeg for elder but the consistory refused to accept the objection. Abraham Krabshuis and his wife notified the consistory that they were rejecting all ecclesiastical fellowship. Krabshuis charged the consistory as being indifferent to doctrinal truths such as justification by faith. The pastor's sermons always lacked something. In addition, Krabshuis felt he was being persecuted at consistory meetings. His resignation was accepted after considerable discussion.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1856). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 310.