To all whom it may concern
This may certify that the bearers of this President and Doctor are duly authorized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this place, to visit the different branches of Said Church in the eastern lands, to make exchanges of lands, to sell stock in the and obtain subscriptions and donations for building the “” in this place. and all such other business as they may deem necessary for the well being and propserity of said Church. and they have been vested with lawful authority in all things pertaining to their business transactions.
The saints abroad may place the most implicit confidence in any statement they may make, as they are persons of tried integrity and high sta nding in society, President has long been known to the church for his virtue patience and every principle that can adorn the christian character. has proved himself a good benefactor to the church and has been the honored instrument in the hands of God in obtaining for us our present homes and comforts and who is willing to labor with cheerfulness and diligence for the prosperity of . Let the Saints then who prefer the prosperity of Zion [p. ]