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In the Minutes of the Consistory of Hope Church, this Consistory agreed on the following recorded resolution: "Resolved, That the Consistory admonish these brethren belonging to the Order of Free Masons to cease their connection with that body, in order that peace and harmony may prevail among us and others of our brethren who deem such connection contrary to the Word of God."
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Shields, Wm. A. and Parr, Judy Tanis, "The Minutes of the Consistory of Hope Church" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 419.