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Several matters came before the members of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church. The members were Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, elders Broek, Appeldoorn, Hekhuis, Labots, and Jonker and deacons Keppel and Plugger. One decision was to buy communion wine from another place rather than in the store of Mr. Post. Keppel reported that $1,600.00 was pledged toward the new church building. Schrader will serve as the architect. Much of the meeting was spent on a complaint that involved members of the Consistory and the pastor. Deacon de Weerd and his son-in-law, W. van der Haar had bitter differences. Broek, son-in-law of de Weerd, regretted that the pastor involved himself in the matter. It was considered interference. A committee of Jonker, Plugger, and Keppel were appointed to resolving the offense. Van Raalte again served as clerk of the meeting.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Buursma, William, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 401.