Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Joel Haskins 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 charal 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 brother in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof 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 3d day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, March 31, 1836
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Elias Benner 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 3d day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, march 31, 1836. [p. 14]
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Joel Haskins 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 brother in the Lord, this letter of commendation as a proof 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 3d day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, March 31, 1836
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that Elias Benner 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 3d day of march, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, & thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Clerk.
, Ohio, march 31, 1836. [p. 14]
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