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Elder de Bruin was elected chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The members of the consistory mourned the death of Deacon Albert [Aldert?] Plugger who had served as a deacon "since the beginning of the Dutch settlement..." The painting of the church was completed. Kieft was appointed to replace Plugger on the building committee.
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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. 281.