Certificate for John P. Greene, 6 May 1839

At a conference Meeting held by the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter Day Saints in the Town of Quincy Adams County Ill,  on Monday the 6th day of May 1839.
Joseph Smith Jr Presiding
It was unanimously Resolved—
That Elder John P. Green[e] be appointed  to go to the City of New York and preside among the Saints in that place, and  in the regions round about, and regulate the affairs of the Church according  to the laws and doctrines of said Church, and he is fully authorized to receive  donation moneys, by the liberality of the Saints, for the assistance of the  poor among us who have been persecuted and driven from their homes in the State  of Missouri, And from our long acquaintance with Elder Green, and with  his experience and knowledge of the laws of God the kingdom of God, we do  not hesitate to recommend him to the Saints as one in whom they may place  the fullest confidence, both as to their Spiritual welfare as well as to the  strictest integrity in all temporal concerns, with which he may be intrusted.
And we beseech the Brethren in the name of the Lord Jesus to  receive this Brother in behalf of the poor with readiness, and to abound unto  him in a liberal manner, for “in as much as ye have done it unto the least  of these, ye have done it unto me”.
Yours in the bonds of the everlasting gospel  though no longer a prisoner in the hands of the Missourians;
And still faithful with the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr
Chairman— &c— [p. 45]
Certificate, JS, , to John P. Greene, Quincy, IL, 6 May 1839; handwriting of James Mulholland; in JS Letterbook 2, p. 45; JS Collection, CHL.