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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the committee of Elders Keppel and te Roller presented the blueprint of the proposed church for the county line. Total costs would come to $3,000. The plans were drawn by W. Minderhout. It was decided that the deacons will make the rounds to ask for pledges. The pastor informed the consistory that he and his wife planned to go to the Netherlands for his wife's health sake. He received the approval of the consistory.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 329.