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Again in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Labots apparently was presiding since he had the closing prayer. The whole meeting was taken up with matters concerning Deacon de Weerd who had been charged with wrongdoing at the last meeting of the consistory. Veneklaas did make public confession of his sin before the congregation on the Lord's Day following the last meeting. But the members of the consistory were concerned that many people in the congregation have something against de Weerd. The consistory proposed that de Weerd resign his position as deacon the next Sunday to which he agreed.
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Buursma, William, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 412.