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Elder Wilterdink was chosen chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not present. A member was censured for abusing strong drink. The clerk was to prepare a statement to be read at church next Sunday stating that "A member of the congregation has been placed under censure, on the ground of drunkenness, playing billiards, and frequenting saloons." It will also be announced that the Holland Academy needed better support from the congregation.
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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. 324.