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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, several members were received and discipline cases handled. The clerk, Gerrit Wakker, disagreed with the decision made about the person accused with "misuse of hard liquor." Wakker felt the consistory did not follow the church order of Dort in this matter. In spite of the differences at this meeting, "the brothers declare that they are able, in love and peace, to commune together. However, Brothers Broek and de Vries did wish that Brothers Keppel and te Roller had expressed more condemnation of certain music and torch lighting on the occasion of a recent Republican gathering." In an appended note there was a discussion about the use of funds from the Schenk legacy.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 23.