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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, several new members were received. Several transfers of membership to the church included Cornelis Steketee and his wife, from Grand Rapids. A major discussion arose about infant baptism. Some consistory members disagreed with the interpretation of the pastor in some matters in the discussion. The meeting was adjourned to 29 January.
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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" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 154.