Recommendation for Samuel Bent and George W. Harris, [circa July 1840]

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Letter of recommendation to Samuel Bent &
To all whom it may concern
This is to certify that Samuel Bent and are authorized agents of the , being  appointed by the and of said Church to visit  the of the church in the East or wherever they may be led in the provi dence of God, to obtain donations and subscriptions for the purpose  of printing the Book of Mormon. Doctrines & Covenants and Hymn Books and  the new translation of the scriptures &c. They are likewise instructed and authorized  to make loans in behalf of the Church for carrying into opperation the above  and other important works necessary to the well being of said church
From our long acquaintance with these our beloved brethren,— their long tried friendship under cir cumstances the most trying and painful,— their zeal for the cause of truth, and their  strict moral honesty, we most cheerfully reccommend them to the saints of the most  high. Any statements they may make relative to their mission may be implicitly relied  upon, And any loans which they may effect will be considered binding on the Church  and we do hope the saints will do all in their power to effect the object proposed and  lift up the hands of our beloved brethren who have cheerfully come forward to engage in a work  so great and important
Joseph Smith Jr) L D [Lewis Dunbar] Wilson
Wm Huntington [Sr.]
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Letter of recommendation to Samuel Bent &
To all whom it may concern
This is to certify that Samuel Bent and are authorized agents of the , being appointed by the and of said Church to visit the of the church in the East or wherever they may be led in the providence of God, to obtain donations and subscriptions for the purpose of printing the Book of Mormon. Doctrines & Covenants Hymn Books and the new translation of the scriptures &c. They are likewise instructed and authorized to make loans in behalf of the Church for carrying into opperation the above and other important works necessary to the well being of said church
From our long acquaintance with these our beloved brethren,— their long tried friendship under circumstances the most trying and painful,— their zeal for the cause of truth, and their strict moral honesty, we most cheerfully reccommend them to the saints of the most high. Any statements they may make relative to their mission may be implicitly relied upon, And any loans which they may effect will be considered binding on the Church and we do hope the saints will do all in their power to effect the object proposed and lift up the hands of our beloved brethren who have cheerfully come forward to engage in a work so great and important
Joseph Smith Jr) L D Lewis Dunbar Wilson
Wm Huntington [Sr.]
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