Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To whom it may concern
This certifies that Lehasa Hollister has been received into the organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty, and has been an according to the Rules and regulations of said Church and 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, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness and diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil and embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid and upright people as a worthy member of society We therefore, in the name and 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 and esteem – praying for his success and prosperity in our Redeemer’s cause – Given by the direction of 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.
Joseph Pine Clerk——
Dated this the 18th of June 1838
 
To whom it may concern
This certifies that Isaac Aldrich has been received into the organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty & has been an according to the Rules and 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, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness, and diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil and embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid and upright people as a worthy member of society. We therefore in the name and by the authority of this Church grant unto this our worthy brother this Letter of commendation as a proof of our fellowship and esteem - praying for his success and prosperity in our Redeemer’s cause. Given by the direction of a conference of elders of said church assembled in Geauga County Ohio the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr Chairman—
Joseph Pine Clk
18th June 1838 [p. 265]
To whom it may concern
This certifies that Lehasa Hollister has been received into the organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty, and has been an according to the Rules and regulations of said Church and 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, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness and diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil and embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid and upright people as a worthy member of society We therefore, in the name and 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 and esteem – praying for his success and prosperity in our Redeemer’s cause – Given by the direction of 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.
Joseph Pine Clerk——
Dated this the 18th of June 1838
 
To whom it may concern
This certifies that Isaac Aldrich has been received into the organized on the sixth of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty & has been an according to the Rules and 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, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness, and diligent desire to persuade men to forsake evil and embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid and upright people as a worthy member of society. We therefore in the name and by the authority of this Church grant unto this our worthy brother this Letter of commendation as a proof of our fellowship and esteem - praying for his success and prosperity in our Redeemer’s cause. Given by the direction of a conference of elders of said church assembled in Geauga County Ohio the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr Chairman—
Joseph Pine Clk
18th June 1838 [p. 265]
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