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The congregational meeting of the First Reformed Church was opened with prayer by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, followed by the singing of Psalm 25.2. Apparently the school of the church was in another crisis. It was again decided to continue the school and give instruction in the Holland language. The present district teacher, C. Doering, "will be called to work in our school." Some people made financial commitments at this meeting for salary and lumber for a new building.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "The Congregational Meeting of the First Reformed Church" (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 95.