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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and also served as clerk, new members were received from Aalten, the Netherlands, Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, Zeeland, Allegan, and Zaandam, the Netherlands. It was also reported that the building used for the parochial school was not large enough for the current enrollment.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 369.