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Elder’s License for Frederick G. Williams, 25 February 1834

Elder’s License for Frederick G. Williams, 25 February 1834

TO WHOM THESE PRESENCE MAY COME:
THIS Ce[r]tifies, that <Frederick G. Williams,> has been  received into this church of Christ, organized on the sixth of April, in the  year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty; and has been or dained an elder according to the rules and regulations of said church, and is  duly authorized to preach the gospel, and act in all [th]e ordinances 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 conference of the elders of this church,  assembled in Kirtland, 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.
<Oliver Cowdery,> Clerk. [p. [1]]
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Elder’s license for Frederick G. Williams, Kirtland, OH, 25 Feb. 1834; printed form with manuscript additions in the hand of Oliver Cowdery and signatures of JS and Oliver Cowdery; one page; CHL.

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