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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and at which Gerrit Wakker served as clerk, a few major items came to its attention and the minutes were unusually long. One person who appeared had suffered loss by fire because his neighbor had burned trees nearby. Another person had a major difference with an elder and sought help. Elder Wilterdink was asked why he has neglected his duties and no longer came to church. He was in contention with Elder Broek. A great deal of time and attention was paid Wilterdink. The meeting concluded at a "late hour."
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Van Raalte, Albertus C.; Wakker, Gerrit; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Notes on the Meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 54.