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Elder Labots was chosen as chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. It was decided to rotate the chairmanship so that one did not have to be chosen at each meeting. Plans for the new parsonage were approved with the estimated cost to be about $2,500. The building committee must now canvass the congregation for pledges and funds. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tolk requested a piece of land on which to build a house "for as long as he and his wife live." [Could this be the Mrs. Tolk who lost her life in the Holland Fire of 1871?] The Graafschap congregation would like some financial help for their parsonage.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 314.