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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and for which he served as clerk, a Mr. Drost was admonished to discontinue his begging. The deacons were to investigate to determine what his financial needs were. The congregation approved the parochial school and on the first Sunday of the month, a collection would be taken for the school. Elder Labots reported that a Schrotenboer gave occasion for critics to speak "evil of the pastor." Four elders were appointed to meet with the Graafschap congregation to discuss the matter.

Date

12-23-1856

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

Rights

This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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