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Although Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte had returned from the Netherlands, he was not present at this meeting of the executive committee of the Council of Hope College.Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. presided and the meeting was attended by Rev. Seine Bolks, Rev. Peter J. Oggel, Henry G. Decker, and Abel T. Stewart. The death of a member of the executive was announced. He was Dr. Cummings, a representative of the Classis of Michigan and a resident of Holland, Michigan, and presumably a member of the Hope Reformed Church.
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Stewart, Abel T., "Meeting Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 397.