Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To whom it may concern.
This certifies that John Kempton 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 satifactory 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, October 13, 1836.
 
To whom it may concern.—
This certifies that Thomas Hayes 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 commdnedation 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, October 6, 1836.— [p. 181]
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that John Kempton 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 satifactory 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, October 13, 1836.
 
To whom it may concern.—
This certifies that Thomas Hayes 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 commdnedation 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, October 6, 1836.— [p. 181]
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