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The sole purpose of this Consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church of Holland was to receive the request of Widow Broersma who wished to be married to K. Mulder. Mulder was not yet a confessing member but as a baptized member, he was under the supervision of the congregation. Although the hoped-for nine months had not yet passed, the Consistory had to acknowledge that the decision of two Dutch synods called for a waiting period of four and one-half months. The Consistory reluctantly approved the request. Members of Consistory present were elders Labots, Jonker, Wilterdink, Appeldoorn, Broek, and Hekhuis and deacons Keppel, Wilterdink, and de Weerd. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and 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. 387.