License for Sylvester B. Stoddard, 13 October 1836
JS and , License, for , , Geauga Co., OH, 13 Oct. 1836; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signatures of JS and ; one page; Collection of Manuscripts about Mormons 1832–1954, Chicago History Museum. Includes endorsement and archival markings.
THIS Certifies thathas been received into this , 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 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, and thirty six.