Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To Whom it May Concern.
This certifies that Jacob K. Butterfield has been received into the , organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, & thirty, & has been a 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 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 John Badger 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 charcter, & 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 26, 1836. [p. 183]
To Whom it May Concern.
This certifies that Jacob K. Butterfield has been received into the , organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, & thirty, & has been a 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 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 John Badger 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 charcter, & 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 26, 1836. [p. 183]
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