Letter to John Smith, 12 December 1843

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City of Decr. 12. 1843.
President .
Your <​The​> Petition of a Special Conference <​at Macedonia​> of last November <​for your appointment as Patriarch in the Church​> has been received, duly considered, and is granted. you have my best wishes in your behalf, as well as my prayers: that you may fill so honorable and exalted a Station with the dignity, sobriety, and grace which has hitherto characterized your conduct, and communion with men, as a Man of God.
Respectfully Yours
Joseph Smith
By Clerk [p. [1]]
Dec 12 /43
Joseph Smith to


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    Signature of JS in handwriting of William W. Phelps.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.