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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raatle presided and also served as clerk, some matters of business were taken care of such as receiving new members, bidding on open places in the pews, and refusal of Tamme Woltmans who wants his child baptized but refuses to make profession of faith. Only two elders and three deacons were in attendance.
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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. 338.