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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 noted that he again dealt with H. Slag and his wife who are under censure. They apparently have a view of infant baptism that is not in line with the Reformed Christian doctrine and they oppose both the pastor and the consistory. The pastor explained the doctrine of baptism and a committee was appointed to deal with the Slags. Other discipline cases were discussed. It was noted that the pastor's salary was not "paid on a timely basis and is incomplete,..." Definite steps needed to be taken "so that this miserable practice for once and for all should come to an end."
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 99.