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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, a Mr. Dalman requested support from the church because he wished to attend the academy. The church would give him something but he was married. His family of five would not be able to live on the stipend of eleven shillings granted him. New members from Chicago, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids were received. Deacon J. van de Luyster moved to Franklin, Wisconsin, so his vacancy needed to be filled at the up-coming congregational meeting.

Date

11-25-1861

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

Rights

This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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