License for Newman Blodgett, 18 March 1838

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To whom it may concern
This certifies that Newman Blodgett has been received into the organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & thirty, and has been and 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, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness, & 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 elders of said church assembled in Geauga County Ohio, the third day of Ma[r]ch in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty six
Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman.
Joseph Pine Clerk——
Dated this the 18th March 1838 [p. 264]