TO WHOM THESE PRESENCE MAY COME:
THIS Ce[r]tifies, that <,> has been received into this , organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty; and has been or dained an according to the rules and regulations of said church, and is duly authorized to preach the gospel, and act in all [th]e of the house of the Lord, agreeably to the authority of that office.
From the satisfactory evidence which we have of his good moral charac ter, and his zeal for the cause of righteousness, and diligent desire to per suade men to forsake evil and embrace truth, we confidently recommend him to all candid and upright people, in every country where he may be permitted to travel, in the order of Divine providence, as a worthy member of society; being sent from the bosom of this church to proclaim the glad tidings of salvation to mankind.
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 in, and by the direction of a of the elders of this church, assembled in , Geauga county, Ohio, this <25th> day of <February> in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty <four.>
<Joseph Smith Jr.> Moderator.
<,> Clerk. [p. ]