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Elder Appeldoorn opened this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church of Holland with prayer. Others present were the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, elders Hekhuis, and Jonker and deacons, de Weerd, Wilterdink, Keppel, and Plugger. One matter was to hear the report of a committee that the evil rumors about Brother Van de Luijster were not true. The question arose whether a widow should marry before nine months passed after her husband's death. It was concluded that the remarriage of a widow not be approved before nine months had passed. Van Raalte again served as the clerk.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Buursma, William, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 381.