- Elijah Lovejoy Papers Series 1 Letters
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April 18, 1833 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Certificate of License
Letter 2 of 11
Elijah Lovejoy Letters
April 18, 1833
Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Certificate of License
At Philadelphia, the Eighteenth day of April, 1833. The Second Presbytery of Philadelphia
having received testimonials in favor of Elijah Parish Lovejoy--of his having gone through a
regular course of literature, of his good moral character and of his being in the commision
[sic] of the church proceeded to take the usual parts of the trial for his liscensure; and he
having given satisfaction as to his experimental acquaintance with religion; and as to his
proficiency in Divinity and other studies; the Presbytery did, and hereby do express their
approbation of all these parts of trial; and he having adopted the Confession of Faith of this
church and satisfactorily answered the questions appointed to be put to candidates to be
licensed, the Presbytery did, and hereby do license him, the said Elija Parish Lovejoy to
preach the Gospel of Christ as a probationer for the holy Ministry, within the bounds of the
Presbytery, or wherever else he shall be orderly called.
Attested as a true extract from The Ministers by
Stated Clerk of 2nd Pres.
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