License for Willard Richards, 2 June 1837

At a Conference of the Elders and heads of the  Church of Latter Day Saints held in Kirtland  Geauga County Ohio on the Second day of June  in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight  Hundred and Thirty Seven, Elder Willard Richards  was unanimously appointed, set apart and ordained  to go on a mission to England to proclaim the  Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of that Nation  as it is believed and practised by us
From the long acquaintance which we have  had with, this, our beloved brother, his integrity and  and zeal in the cause of truth, we cheerfully and  confidently reccommend him to all candid and  upright people as a servant of God and a faithful  minister of Jesus Christ.
We furthermore beseech all people who have an  opportunity of hearing this our brother declare the  doctrine believed by us, to listen with attention to the  words of his mouth.
J Smith Jr)Presiding Elder  of the Church of  the Latter Day Saints
Sidney Rigdon)
Hyrum Smith)
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License, JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith to Willard Richards, Kirtland, OH, 2 June 1837; handwriting of Orson Hyde with signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith; one page; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.