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Elder’s License for Evan Greene, 29 June 1835

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS Certifies that <Evan M. Green[e]

22 Dec. 1814–2 May 1882. Schoolteacher, farmer, postmaster, politician, justice of the peace, judge. Born at Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York. Son of John P. Greene and Rhoda Young. Baptized into LDS church, 1831/1832. Served mission to Maine, 1833, with John...

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> has been received  into the church of the Latter Day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand,  eight hundred, and thirty

6 Apr. 1830

Church of Christ organized; revelation directing church members to keep record and acknowledge JS as revelator, apostle, and elder, Fayette Township, New York.

, and has been ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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an elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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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 right eousness, 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

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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of the elders of said church, assembled in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Geauga county, Ohio,  , this
<29th> day of <June> in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty- <five>
<J. Smith Jr.> Chairman.
<Oliver Cowdery>

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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Elder’s license for Evan Greene

22 Dec. 1814–2 May 1882. Schoolteacher, farmer, postmaster, politician, justice of the peace, judge. Born at Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York. Son of John P. Greene and Rhoda Young. Baptized into LDS church, 1831/1832. Served mission to Maine, 1833, with John...

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, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 29 June 1835; printed form with signatures of Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and JS; one page; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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