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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not able to attend the first meeting of the Council of Hope College because he and his wife were on vacation in the Netherlands. Members of the Council at this meeting were Elder Solomon Cummings, M.D., Rev. Peter J. Oggel, Rev. Seine Bolks, Elder A. Kuyper, Rev. N. D. Williamson, Rev. J. S. Joralmon E. P. Livingston, Dr. Philip Phelps, and Dr. John L. See, Secretary of the Board of Education of the Reformed Church. Rev. A. T. Stewart, also present, was elected secretary of the council.
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Stewart, Abel T., "First Meeting of the Council of Hope College" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 377.