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Recommendation for George A. Smith, 21 September 1839

To the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Greeting— and to all to whom this may come—
This is to recommend unto the fellowship and good will of all the faithful and to the confidence of all men, our beloved brother in Christ, George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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one of the Twelve apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, called and sent forth by revelation in these last days to preach “the gospel” to the nations of the earth. And we thus reccomend him because we have proved and known him for a length of time, and always found him faithful in all things——
Joseph Smith Jr
Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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Hancock Co Illinois, 21rst September 1839 [p. [1]]
To the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  Greeting— and to all to whom this may come—
This is to recommend unto the fellowship and  good will of all the faithful and to the confidence of all  men, our beloved brother in Christ, George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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 one of the Twelve apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,  called and sent forth by revelation in these last days  to preach “the gospel” to the nations of the earth.  And we thus reccomend him because we have proved  and known him for a length of time, and always  found him faithful in all things——

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Joseph Smith Jr
Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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Hancock Co Illinois, 21rst September 1839 [p. [1]]
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Recommendation, JS for George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 21 Sept. 1839; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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; signature of JS; endorsements in handwriting of Thomas Bullock and Robert L. Campbell; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

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