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Although Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was no longer a member of the executive committee of the Council of Hope College, he was present at this meeting.Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. was elected president and Rev. Abel T. Stewart, secretary. The committee met again the second Monday of November at which Van Raalte was present again and even called to the chair. There is more information but the minutes are difficult to decipher.
Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College, 80-85.
Stewart, Abel T., "Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of the Council of Hope College" (1875). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 343.