Recommendation for Stephen Markham, 27 May 1839

his own aggrandizement, but rather that of the Community: We feel  warranted in commissioning him to go forth amongst the faithful, as our agent  to gather up and receive such means in money or otherwise as shall enable him  us to meet our engagements which are now about to devolve upon us, in con sequence of our purchases here for the Church, and we humbly trust that our  brethren generally will enable him to come to our assistance before our credit  shall suffer on this account.
Joseph Smith Jn
S. E. [p. 47]
Recommendation for Stephen Markham, Commerce, IL, 27 May 1839; handwriting of James Mulholland; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 46-47; JS Collection, CHL.