License for Stephen Burnett, 30 March 1836

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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 & 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 the 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.
, Ohio, March 30, 1836. [p. 13]