Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To Whom it may concern.
This certifies that Levi B. Wilder 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 rigtheousness, & diligent desire for the cause to persuade men to forsake evil, & Embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as 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, November 7, 1836.—
 
To whom it may concern.——
This certifies that Christopher W. Stillwell has been received into the , orgnized 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, November 8, 1836.— [p. 187]
To Whom it may concern.
This certifies that Levi B. Wilder 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 rigtheousness, & diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil, & Embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid & upright people as 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, November 7, 1836.—
 
To whom it may concern.——
This certifies that Christopher W. Stillwell has been received into the , orgnized 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, November 8, 1836.— [p. 187]
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