Authorization from Abraham Jonas, 15 March 1842

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City of — March 15. 5842
Know all ye Brethren, to whom come, these Presents— that I, — Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of — in virtue of the power and authority in me vested as Grand Master aforesaid do hereby— by these letters of Dispensation, authorize the Brethren of Nauvo Lodge, under dispensation, to receive the petitions of Joseph Smith and — and act on the same — and should the ballot be unanimous in favor of said Smith <​and ​> at a full meeting of said Nauvo Lodge— then in that case— the said Lodge is authorised to confer the three several degrees of ancient York Masonry on the said Joseph Smith and — as speedily as the Nature of the case will admit— Provided however that nothing herein contained shall be deemed as authority by the said Nauvo Lodge, for violating any of the Ancient Land marks of the order, or of acting contrary to the provisions of their Bye Laws— except in the cases herein authorised— Given under my hand— as Grand Master, the day and date— above named—
. G. M. G. L. Il [p. [1]]
City of — March 15. 5842
Know all ye Brethren, to whom come, these Presents— that I, — Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of — in virtue of the power and authority in me vested as Grand Master aforesaid do hereby— by these letters of Dispensation, authorize the Brethren of Nauvo Lodge, under dispensation, to receive the petitions of Joseph Smith and — and act on the same — and should the ballot be unanimous in favor of said Smith and at a full meeting of said Nauvo Lodge— then in that case— the said Lodge is authorised to confer the three several degrees of ancient York Masonry on the said Joseph Smith and — as speedily as the Nature of the case will admit— Provided however that nothing herein contained shall be deemed as authority by the said Nauvo Lodge, for violating any of the Ancient Land marks of the order, or of acting contrary to the provisions of their Bye Laws— except in the cases herein authorised— Given under my hand— as Grand Master, the day and date— above named—
. G. M. G. L. Il [p. [1]]
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