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Elder Teunis Keppel opened the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church with prayer in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The clerk, G. Wakker, did not record who was elected chairman of the meeting. The books of the church were reviewed and appeared to be in good order. It was expressed that house visitation and regular catechism instruction were needed. The consistory hoped that the pastor would soon resume his work.

Date

9-5-1864

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

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This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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