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Dr. Philip Phelps Jr. was not present at this meeting of the School Board of the Holland Academy on this date but Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was. A teacher in the Academy; Rev. T. Romeyn Beck was also present as were Rev. Peter J. Oggel, Rev. Roelof Pieters, Rev. Christiaan Vander Veen, Rev. G. J. Nykerk, Rev. Adrian Zwemer, Rev. John H. Karsten, and Elder Gerrit Wakker, the treasurer. The School Board was privileged to have the key ministers of that day on the board. If the churches of the Classis of Wisconsin and the Classis of Holland paid their suggested allotments, the debt of approximately one thousand dollars would be eliminated. Rev. Oggel was asked to visit the churches of the Classis of Wisconsin to urge their giving to the Academy. Routine student matters were also dealt with.
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Zwemer, Adrian, "Meeting Minutes of the School Board of the Holland Academy" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 307.