Letterbook 1

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Letter, A Council of High Priests to the Church at Geneseo, New York • 23 November 1833

November 23d. 1833
An epistle from a councel of high Priests  of the church of Christ organized on the 6  of April AD 1830 to their brethren, of the same  church residing at Levingston county  New-York;
Dearly beloved brethren
It is with feelings of deep  int[e]rest for your, welfare that we address our selves to you by this Epistle, which we  send by the hands of our worthy brethren   and , both  personally known to us, whom we reccom mend to your fellowship as men of good  morals and of firm and unshaken integrity  in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, to  which ministry they have been called and  regularly ordained by the hands of this church  and set a part to this office after having  been received into the same by baptism  according to the Articles and covenants thereof
It is just for us, for your sakes, to say  that our brother , was one of those  who first embraced this gospel, and was  soon set apart to the work of the ministry,  and during an exercised labor of three years  has conducted himself with that propriety  and has made such advances in the knowl edge of the doctrines of the doctrine kingdom  of Christ, that we reccommend him in  full confidence as a man capable of setting  in order the ordancences [ordinances] and requisition of  the same, Our brother has  Labored in the ministry more then two years  during which he has showed himself worthy  of the high responsibility and is Justly [p. 76]

Letter, A Council of High Priests to the Church at Geneseo, New York • 23 November 1833

November 23d. 1833
An epistle from a councel of high Priests of the church of Christ organized on the 6 of April AD 1830 to their brethren, of the same church residing at Levingston county New-York;
Dearly beloved brethren
It is with feelings of deep interest for your, welfare that we address ourselves to you by this Epistle, which we send by the hands of our worthy brethren and , both personally known to us, whom we reccommend to your fellowship as men of good morals and of firm and unshaken integrity in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, to which ministry they have been called and regularly ordained by the hands of this church and set a part to this office after having been received into the same by baptism according to the Articles and covenants thereof
It is just for us, for your sakes, to say that our brother , was one of those who first embraced this gospel, and was soon set apart to the work of the ministry, and during an exercised labor of three years has conducted himself with that propriety and has made such advances in the knowledge of the doctrines of the kingdom of Christ, that we reccommend him in full confidence as a man capable of setting in order the ordancences [ordinances] and requisition of the same, Our brother has Labored in the ministry more then two years during which he has showed himself worthy of the high responsibility and is Justly [p. 76]
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