Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To whom it may concern.
This certifies that has been received into the , organized on the sixth of april in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty, & has been an according to the rules & regulations of said church, & is duly authorized to preach the gospel agreeably to the authority of that Office. From the satisfactory evidence which <​we​> have of his good moral character & his zeal for the cause of righteousness & diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil & embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as a worthy member of society. We, therefore, in the name, & by the authority of this church, grant unto this, our worthy brother in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof of our fellowship & Esteem: Praying for his success & prosperity in our Redeemer’s Cause: Given by the direction of a conference of the Elders of said church, assembled in Geauga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & thirty six.——
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, May 2. 1836,
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Hiram Stratton has been received into the , organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty, & has been an , according to the rules & regulations of said church, & is duly authorized to preach the gospel agreeably to the authority of that office From the satisfactory evidence which we have of his good moral character, & his zeal for the cause of righteousness, & diligent desire to persuade evil men to embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as a worthy member of society. We, therefore, in the name, & by the authority of this church, grant unto this our worthy brother, in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof of fellowship & Esteem: Praying for his success & prosperity in our Redeemer’s Cause. Given by the direction of a conference of the Elders of said church, assembled in , Geauga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, May 3, 1836.— [p. 98]
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that has been received into the , organized on the sixth of april in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty, & has been an according to the rules & regulations of said church, & is duly authorized to preach the gospel agreeably to the authority of that Office. From the satisfactory evidence which we have of his good moral character & his zeal for the cause of righteousness & diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil & embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as a worthy member of society. We, therefore, in the name, & by the authority of this church, grant unto this, our worthy brother in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof of our fellowship & Esteem: Praying for his success & prosperity in our Redeemer’s Cause: Given by the direction of a conference of the Elders of said church, assembled in Geauga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & thirty six.——
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, May 2. 1836,
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Hiram Stratton has been received into the , organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty, & has been an , according to the rules & regulations of said church, & is duly authorized to preach the gospel agreeably to the authority of that office From the satisfactory evidence which we have of his good moral character, & his zeal for the cause of righteousness, & diligent desire to persuade evil men to embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as a worthy member of society. We, therefore, in the name, & by the authority of this church, grant unto this our worthy brother, in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof of fellowship & Esteem: Praying for his success & prosperity in our Redeemer’s Cause. Given by the direction of a conference of the Elders of said church, assembled in , Geauga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, May 3, 1836.— [p. 98]
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