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The minutes of the consistory of the First Reformed Church do not indicate who served as chair of this meeting in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. Elder Labots was absent; Elder Gerrit Wakker served as clerk. "Brother te Roller reports that the orphanage currently being used by the parochial school needs repairs. This was assigned to the deacons." The consistory also decided to canvass the congregation to obtain funds for the school. "Brother Broek informs the meeting that Kommer Schaddelee has used very deflamatory expressions and had not refrained from accusing the pastor of being a devious manipulator." The consistory considered that such conduct was unacceptable and certainly by an elder!
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 63.