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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, Wiepke Diekema and his family wished to be reinstated in the church because they have left the Scottish [Presbyterian] church in South Holland [located on what is now South Washington Ave.]. The pastor of that congregation, Rev. Schepers, would not give the Diekemas a transfer of membership letter. A committee of the pastor and Elders Keppel and Wakker would make an inquiry "concerning their Christian conduct" of Rev. Schepers. The deacons inquired of the consistory whether two families are deserving of help from the congregation.
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Wakekr, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 92.