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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, several new members were received such as Catharina Cappon, Cornelis Gardenier, Arend and Jan Visscher. A committee was appointed to meet with some people who were absent from the Lord' Supper. The absentees included Mr. and Mrs. H. van der Haar and Mr. and Mrs. P. Pfanstiehl, well-known names in the Holland community. "Jacobus Schrader entered the meeting, acknowledging that for some time he has been separated from his wife, but, having found nothing better, he returned to her." It was reported that some members objected that consistory allowed the Methodists to use the church building for [revival] meeting which Elder Clapper [spelled Klipper in the minutes] was leading.
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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. 348.