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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church, Elder Keppel was chosen chairman in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The pastor entered some time after the meeting had begun. Elder Keppel asked the pastor if the protest was ready to give the Second [Hope] Church. The pastor promised to present it at the next meeting 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. 394.