Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Classis of Holland
Minutes of a special meeting of the Classis of Holland, held at Zeeland. The meeting concerns the secession of the Drenthe church from the Classis of Holland. The certificate of secession is dated May 15. Smit opposed the leadership of Van Raalte. Classis rules that Smit is forbidden to serve as pastor of the church and is deposed from the ministry. A letter is sent to the congregation with that information and to the Elders of the Reformed Associate Church in Martin, Michigan. Rev. Wynand Gardiner is called to serve the Kalamazoo church.
Ympa, M. A. and Van Raalte, A. C., "Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Classis of Holland" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 478.