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At the end of Volume I of the Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church this note was added: "On June 29, 1856, the church building was dedicated by Rev. A. C. van Raalte, who spoke on Psalm 84: 2,3. In the evening, a service was held in the English language, under the direction of Rev. van Vleck." The date on the cover of the minute book is "May 24, 1855."
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Buursma, William, "Note on the Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1856). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 332.