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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Elder Pijster was chosen chairman, the clerk, Gerrit Wakker, reported that Third Church received the "decision with joy and fully agreed with it." See article 6 of the 24 April minutes for details. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte then entered the meeting. There was a discussion about the trio that the congregation decided. Consistory took a vote and Rev. Roelof Pieters, Rev. Peter de Pree, and Rev. Christian Oggel received the highest number of votes. "It was decided to inform the congregation of this vote."
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 461.