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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the pastor reported that a teacher from Grand Haven was willing to receive the assignment to "be the teacher for the school of the congregation." Miss Zwaluwenberg would be leaving the school. Elder Labots reported that Dr. [Bemardus] Ledeboer wished to become a member of the congregation. In view of the fact that he was a member of the Congregational Church in Grand Rapids, the consistory was uncertain how to proceed. Dr. [sic] Philip Phelps will be consulted by the pastor concerning this matter. Three elders were appointed to consult with J. Vinke "concerning his dissatisfaction with the consistory."
The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.
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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. 75.
In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.
Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.
About the collection:
Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."
Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.