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The Council of Hope College met in special session and was attended by local people only: Pres. Philip Phelps Jr., Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Rev. Seine Bolks, Rev. Peter J. Oggel, Rev. Abel T. Stewart, Elder [Hessel] Yntema and Dr. Bernardus Ledeboer. Discussion centered on funding the farm property on the north side of Black Lake at Point Superior. Van Raalte requested that half of the proceeds from a thirty acre plot he donated be designated for theological instruction and the other half to funding the Female Seminary and the Primary School.
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Stewart, Abel T., "Minutes of the Council of Hope College" (1867). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 450.