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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was in chair for this meeting of the executive committee of the Council of Hope College. The members said that "we see the necessity of having more teaching force in our Grammar School and also of providing instruction for girls such as are usually found in the intermediate department." Abel T. Stewart, E. C. Oggel, and Bernardus Ledeboer were the other members present. Pres. Phelps was not present.
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Stewart, Abel T., "Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College Minutes" (1870). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 9.