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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was appointed to a committee at this session of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church "to examine into the expediency and propriety" of removing the word Dutch from the name of the denomination. Other members of the committee were: Revs. H. D.Ganse, C. Van Santvoord, Thomas De Witt, and E. S. Porter, and elders S. B. Schieffelin, R. H. Pruyn, and J. R. Wortendyke. Van Raalte, in the Netherlands at this time, was the only delegate from the western part of the denomination appointed to the committee.
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The Acts and Proceedings of the Sixtieth General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, Convened in the City of New York, June,1866, page 112.
"The Acts and Proceedings of the Sixty General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, Convened in the City of New York, June,1866, Page 112" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 567.