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The Council of Hope College was convened in the library of the college by Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. The meeting had been scheduled for the previous day but could not be held for lack of a quorum. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was present. Many actions were taken. One was: "Let the East half of the 60 acres on the South Side of Black Lake donated by Doctor Van Raalte be deeded to the Council of Hope College in trust for their Grammar School." Action was also taken to establish a Primary Department. The minutes of this meeting are incomplete. Page 67 is missing.
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Stewart, Abel T., "The Council of Hope College" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 430.