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The consistory of the First Reformed Church met again within two days of the previous meeting. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was again presiding. Article 6 of the 31 August meeting were clarified as to the baptism of infants when parents were not confessing members. Various problems are dealt with. It was decided to have a family visitation program pursued immediately and done within a short time. If the pastor was relieved from Wednesday evening preaching, he would have more time available for calling. "The elders will encourage those who have not yet contributed to assist with the pastor's salary." The presence of Revs. Giles Vande Wall and John Van Vleck at consistory meetings was desireable but not required in view of their "multiple responsibilities."
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Wakke, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Notes on the Meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 70.