TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS Certifies that
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 letter of
commendation 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
of the elders of said church, assembled in
Geauga county, Ohio, this 26th
April, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred, and
Joseph Smith Jr