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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, membership of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. de Bruin [not R. de Bruin?] was accepted. He had already been elected as elder at the recent congregational meeting. There was a considerable discussion on the way the renting of pews was conducted at the January 1 meeting. It was decided to finish the balcony of the sanctuary. The treasurer of the Holland Academy requested that the "deacons speedily see to it that the monies of this congregation" be given over to him. The request was approved.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 199.