Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Authorization for John P. Greene • 6 May 1839

At a conference Meeting held by the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter Day Saints in the Town of Adams County Ill,  on Monday the 6th day of May 1839.
Joseph Smith Jr Presiding
It was unanimously Resolved—
That Elder be appointed  to go to the City of and preside among the Saints in that place, and  in the regions round about, and regulate the affairs of the Church according  to the laws and doctrines of said Church, and he is fully authorized to receive  donation moneys, by the liberality of the Saints, for the assistance of the  poor among us who have been persecuted and driven from their homes in the State  of , And from our long acquaintance with , and with  his experience and knowledge of the laws of God the kingdom of God, we do  not hesitate to recommend him to the Saints as one in whom they may place  the fullest confidence, both as to their Spiritual welfare as well as to the  strictest integrity in all temporal concerns, with which he may be intrusted.
And we beseech the Brethren in the name of the Lord Jesus to  receive this Brother in behalf of the poor with readiness, and to abound unto  him in a liberal manner, for “in as much as ye have done it unto the least  of these, ye have done it unto me”.
Yours in the bonds of the everlasting gospel  though no longer a prisoner in the hands of the Missourians;
And still faithful with the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr
Chairman— &c—

Certificate for Oliver Granger • 13 May 1839

Ill, 13th May 1839
Joseph Smith Jr, , and ; Presiding  Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; do hereby certify  and solemnly declare unto all the Saints scattered abroad, and send unto them  greeting. That we have always found President to  be a man of the most strict integrity and moral virtue, and in fine to be  a man of God. We have had long experience and acquaintance with , we have entrusted vast business concerns to him which have been  managed skilfully to the support of our Characters and interest, as well as that [p. 45]

Authorization for John P. Greene • 6 May 1839

At a conference Meeting held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Town of Adams County Ill, on Monday the 6th day of May 1839.
Joseph Smith Jr Presiding
It was unanimously Resolved—
That Elder be appointed to go to the City of and preside among the Saints in that place, and in the regions round about, and regulate the affairs of the Church according to the laws and doctrines of said Church, and he is fully authorized to receive donation moneys, by the liberality of the Saints, for the assistance of the poor among us who have been persecuted and driven from their homes in the State of , And from our long acquaintance with , and with his experience and knowledge of the laws of the kingdom of God, we do not hesitate to recommend him to the Saints as one in whom they may place the fullest confidence, both as to their Spiritual welfare as well as to the strictest integrity in all temporal concerns, with which he may be intrusted.
And we beseech the Brethren in the name of the Lord Jesus to receive this Brother in behalf of the poor with readiness, and to abound unto him in a liberal manner, for “in as much as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me”.
Yours in the bonds of the everlasting gospel though no longer a prisoner in the hands of the Missourians;
And still faithful with the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr
Chairman— &c—

Certificate for Oliver Granger • 13 May 1839

Ill, 13th May 1839
Joseph Smith Jr, , and ; Presiding Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; do hereby certify and solemnly declare unto all the Saints scattered abroad, and send unto them greeting. That we have always found President to be a man of the most strict integrity and moral virtue, and in fine to be a man of God. We have had long experience and acquaintance with , we have entrusted vast business concerns to him which have been managed skilfully to the support of our Characters and interest, as well as that [p. 45]
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