Recommendation from Nauvoo High Council, 27 October 1839

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To all persons whom this may concern— Or to whom it may appear— This is to certify that we the subscribers hereof who are a Council in and for the — chosen & appointed by the Said Church to transact certain Church business relative to the concerns of the said church as aforesaid do hereby Reccommend Joseph Smith Junr the bearer hereof to be a true & trusty man who we consider worthy of our best Confidence & trust as a man of integrity truth and sobriety— and think him entitled to general esteem from all with whom he is acquainted— We feel it to be our priviledge & pleasure <​to intrust​> to his care the care and management & transacting for us the said Church any and all business & matters that may be needed to be done and performed with his Excellency the as also the Congress of the in representing to them him his Excellency & them the Congress the abuse wrongs— Sufferings & Exilement from our homes & from the State of by the people thereof—
Hancock Co. Ill— Octr. 27th 1839
We the undersigned do cordially Join in the above sentiment
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Footnotes

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    Henry G. Sherwood handwriting begins.  

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    Edward Partridge handwriting begins.  

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    Edward Partridge handwriting begins.  

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    Partridge, Knight, and Whitney were the bishops of Commerce’s upper, lower, and middle wards, respectively. Ripley was the bishop across the Mississippi River in Iowa Territory. (Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 Oct. 1839.)  

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