Kirtland Elders’ Certificates

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To whom it may concern.
This certifies that 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 & embrase 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, April 4, 1836.
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that 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 & regulation 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, April 4, 1836, [p. 64]
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that 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 & embrase 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, April 4, 1836.
 
To whom it may concern.
This certifies that 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 & regulation 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, April 4, 1836, [p. 64]
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