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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus presided and served as clerk, Elder Appeldoorn reported that a member of the church, Mrs. Boeve, had served hard liquor to young people in her home upon the occasion of the birthday of one of her children. She would not accept the admonition of the consistory about this matter. The consistory will continue to work with her and hope that it would not have to excommunicate her.
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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. 323.