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At the meeting of the Council of Hope College, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte is back in the chair after a considerable absence. His official position was as a representative of the Synod of Chicago. The council made a serious plea to the General Synod for additional financial support. The council "...has been compelled to assume obligations even beyond its measure of ability...."
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Stewart, Abel T. and Otterness, Mary, "Meeting Minutes of the Council of Hope College" (1875). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 234.