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The articles and regulations of the Michigan Lake Shore Ministerial Association adopted on this date followed by the minutes of the organization from August 2, 1869, to December 5, 1876. The purpose of the organization was "the promotion of brotherly fellowship, and the performance of such literary duties as shall be resolved upon."The articles and regulations of 1869 are in Dutch and English. Albertus C. Van Raalte's name heads the list of members followed by Seine Bolks, Gerrit J. Nykerk, A. C.Kuyper, Hendrik Uiterwijk, William Moerdyk, Balster Van Es, Gerrit Dangremond, Dirk Broek, Roelof Pieters, Jacob Vander Meulen, E. C. Oggel, John Broek, Peter De Pree, James F. Zwemer, W. Vander Kley, L. J. Hulst, and Adrian Zwemer. When the group was reorganized in 1879, many more names were added.
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Zwemer, A., "The Articles and Regulations of the Michigan Lake Shore Ministerial Association Adopted On This Date Followed by the Minutes of the Organization from August 2, 1869, to December 5, 1876" (1869). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 522.