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It was reported in De Grondwet that at a special session of the Particular Synod of Chicago, it was approved to raise funds for the Albertus C. Van Raalte Fund. A minority of three pastors and one elder protested the decision and will appeal to the General Synod meeting next month. Dr. Philip Phelps Jr. was currently president of the synod.
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Kennedy, Simone, "It Was Reported in De Grondwet That at a Special Session of the Particular Synod of Chicago, it Was Approved to Raise Funds for the Albertus C. Van Raalte Fund" (1878). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 298.