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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, new members were received. Hubrecht Marselije [Marsilje] and his wife transferred in from Kalamazoo as did the G. van den Beld family. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Everese transferred in from Vriesenveen, the Netherlands. Collections for Higher Education will cease and the deacons will canvass the congregation for necessary funds instead. Elders reported on their family visitation calls. Annual rental of the pews will take place on December 31. No place would rent for less than fifty cents. The congregational meeting will take place on January 1, 1863. It was not held on Thanksgiving Day because it "was a special day of prayer as well, because of the tragic circumstances of the war [Civil War]."
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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. 147.