TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS Certifies that <Joseph Smith, jr.> Has
been received into the , organized on
the sixth of April,
in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty, and has been
an 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 society.
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, assembled in , Geauga county, Ohio, this <3rd> day
of <March> in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight
hundred, and thirty-<six>.
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