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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the newly elected deacons were present, namely, J. van de Luyster, Jacob Vork, Gerrit Jan Rensing, and Arend Geerlings. (Their first names were not in the minutes of the congregational meeting at which they were elected on 15 March.) All were willing to accept their offices. However, Geerlings preferred that no administrative duties be assigned him. In dealing with the legacy of the Widow [Jenneken] Vreede (spelled differently than in the minutes of 9 March meeting where she was called ter Vree) it was noted that the gentlemen who held the note that would be called in was not able to pay the note. Rev. Van Raalte declared that his share could go to the congregation when it came in. More discussion was held about the "flask" case of the Schaddelees. Widow van der Velde was back and as a member of the church needed assistance and was under the care of the congregation.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 55.