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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte opened with prayer, Student [Ale?] Buursma appeared before the consistory and learned that he had to make a public confession because his wife became pregnant before they were married. "He gladly agreed to this, and Rev. van Raalte led in prayer."
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Schrader, J.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1868). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 492.