TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS Certifies that
Joseph Smith, Jr.
been received into the
on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand, eight hundred, and thirty, and has been
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
We, therefore, in the name, and by the authority of this
church, grant unto this, our worthy brother in the Lord, this
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 of elders of said church,
, Geauga county, Ohio,
March in the year of our Lord, one thousand,
eight hundred, and thirty-six.
Clerk. ||<Pro. Tem.>|
March 21, 1836.>