License for Edward Partridge, circa 4 August 1831–circa 5 January 1832

This document proclaims Edward Partridge’s appointment as bishop, with the “consent of the whole church,” on 4 February 1831. It includes twenty signatures of attestation and was composed at a 4 August 1831 conference, when most of the signatories gathered in Missouri. This document is likely the recommend that Partridge was commanded to obtain in a revelation dated 6 June 1831.
Sidney Rigdon prepared this license, or recommend, for Partridge. JS and eight others apparently signed it on 4 August. Seven others probably signed it at a 24 August conference and the last four by early 1832.