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At a consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church at which Elder J. Labots presided because the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, was absent with notice. Gerrit Wakker served as clerk. The consistory decided that 75 cents a week was sufficient for the care of an orphan child by a family of the church. The foster parents asked for $1.25 a week. The carpenters who built the church are asking for interest on the amount owed them by the congregation. Wakker was assigned the task of catechising in the absence of the pastor.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Notes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 89.