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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, it was reported that "A committee was appointed to make final disposition of a matter not yet completed, namely, the business of the parochial school, which has ceased to exist." The consistory decided that the church grounds had to be covered with sod to stop the erosion of sand. If erosion continued, the church building was in danger of sagging. The consistory men were called upon to make a contribution to the project and four of them would supply horses or oxen. If there was still a shortage, it would be covered by church funds "in the bank."
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1862). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 117.