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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."
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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.