License for Samuel Parker, 12 November 1837

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THIS Certifies that Samuel Parker has been received into this church of the Latter Day Saints, organized on the sixth of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty, and has been ordained an elder 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 righteousness, 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 conference of the elders of said church, assembled in , Geauga county, Ohio, the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred, and thirty six.
Joseph Smith Jur Chairman.
, Ohio, November 12, 1837.— [p. [1]]


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    Signature of JS in handwriting of William Marks.  

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    Signature of Frederick G. Williams.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Thomas Burdick.