License for Reuben Barton, 31 March 1836

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To Whom it May concern.
This certifies that Reuben Barton 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 fellowsship & 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.
, Ohio March 31, 1836. [p. 26]