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The Council of Hope College met in regular session with Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte in the chair. Rev. Christiaan Vander Veen sent a letter saying that he was too ill to continue as editor of De Hope. One request was presented "for a Case of a part of Hope College property for a Blast Furnace and Mr. Walsh was requested to meet the Council at 4. P. M. and explain the full object of such request." No mention was made of the results of this meeting. Temporary teaching assignments were made. Van Raalte was reelected president. The meeting concluded on the 26th.
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Stewart, Abel T. and Otterness, Mary, "Meeting Minutes of the Council of Hope College" (1873). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 141.