Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To Whom it may concern.
This certifies that Ezekial Barnes 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 our 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 , Geuaga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thiry six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.——
Clerk.——
, Ohio, September 20, 1836.
 
—To whom it may concern.—
This certifies that Noah Bulky 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 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, September 20, 1836. [p. 173]
To Whom it may concern.
This certifies that Ezekial Barnes 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 , Geuaga County, Ohio, the third day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thiry six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.——
Clerk.——
, Ohio, September 20, 1836.
 
—To whom it may concern.—
This certifies that Noah Bulky 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, September 20, 1836. [p. 173]
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