Minutes, 17 August 1835

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If faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings even so, Amen.
Also Benjamin Gifford, blessed as follows. In the name of Jesus Christ we ask our heavenly Father to bless thee in thy youth, & cleanse the[e] from sin, and prepare the[e] to receive an with the sons of Zion, after the scourges are over. If thou art faithful the Lord, shall give the[e] Wisdom after Wisdom, grace after grace, until thou be prepared to take in the ministry with thy brethren, and go forth and do a great work in company with them, and be equal to them in all things, & do much good in proclaiming the gospel & if faithful, thou shalt return, with Joy to Zion, even so amen.
Also Elder, , Blessed as follows, in the name of Jesus Christ, we the blessings of the upon the[e] which thou hast already received. Thy head is already beginning to blossom for the grave, but the Lord shall give the[e] vigor of youth. Thou shalt see thy hearts desire in the . Thy prayers have reached the heavens in her behalf, and thou shalt see her in her glory, and leap & praise God upon her land, Thy God hath looked upon thee and preserved thee and thou shalt gather many sons and daughters to Zion, who shall be as stars in the crown of thy rejoicing. And if thou art faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings, even so— Amen.
Also Brother Joseph Hartshorn blessed as follows. Our aged brother. with peculiar feelings we lay our hands upon thy head, and ask our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ to bless thee. Our hearts are full of blessings for thee. Thou hast despised the infirmities of age and gone with thy younger brethren to the redemption of Zion. The Lord shall give the[e] blessing upon blessing, grace after grace and lead thee gently like a child & if it be wisdom, thy [p. 102]
If faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings even so, Amen.
Also Benjamin Gifford, blessed as follows. In the name of Jesus Christ we ask our heavenly Father to bless thee in thy youth, & cleanse thee from sin, and prepare thee to receive an with the sons of Zion, after the scourges are over. If thou art faithful the Lord, shall give thee Wisdom after Wisdom, grace after grace, until thou be prepared to take in the ministry with thy brethren, and go forth and do a great work in company with them, and be equal to them in all things, & do much good in proclaiming the gospel & if faithful, thou shalt return, with Joy to Zion, even so amen.
Also Elder, , Blessed as follows, in the name of Jesus Christ, we the blessings of the upon thee which thou hast already received. Thy head is already beginning to blossom for the grave, but the Lord shall give thee vigor of youth. Thou shalt see thy hearts desire in the . Thy prayers have reached the heavens in her behalf, and thou shalt see her in her glory, and leap & praise God upon her land, Thy God hath looked upon thee and preserved thee and thou shalt gather many sons and daughters to Zion, who shall be as stars in the crown of thy rejoicing. And if thou art faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings, even so— Amen.
Also Brother Joseph Hartshorn blessed as follows. Our aged brother. with peculiar feelings we lay our hands upon thy head, and ask our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ to bless thee. Our hearts are full of blessings for thee. Thou hast despised the infirmities of age and gone with thy younger brethren to the redemption of Zion. The Lord shall give thee blessing upon blessing, grace after grace and lead thee gently like a child & if it be wisdom, thy [p. 102]
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