Recommendation for Willard Richards, between 11 and 13 June 1837

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

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At a of the and of the held in Geauga County Ohio on the Second day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Seven, Elder was unanimously appointed, set apart and ordained to go on a mission to 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 Elde[r]s of the Church of the Latter Day Saints
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Letter from the Presidency
No 3
June 2— 1837
Letter of Commendation from the Presidency to


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    Signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.