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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church, Elder J. Labots again presided because it was mentioned that the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, had departed for Pella, Iowa. G. Wakker served as the clerk. The case of a fraudulent land deal was brought to the consistory for judgment. The consistory delivered its opinion and told the gentlemen involved to settle their differences. The hour was late and time to end the meeting.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Notes on the Meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 92.