Appendix 5, Document 2. Blessing to Hyrum Smith, between circa 15 and 28 September 1835
JS, Blessing, to , , Geauga Co., OH, between ca. 15 and 28 Sept. 1835. Featured version copied [between ca. 15 and 28 Sept. 1835] in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, p. 10; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information on Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, see the source note for Blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 9 Dec. 1834.
Sometime between 15 and 28 September 1835, recorded a blessing that JS had originally dictated for his brother in December 1833. entered the original blessing into JS’s journal under the date 18 December 1833. The blessing was considerably expanded in the version Cowdery recorded in 1835 in the patriarchal blessing book; nearly seventy percent of the text in this version is not present in JS’s journal. Using biblical language, the blessing promises Hyrum Smith spiritual and material prosperity, including gold, platinum, chariots, horses, camels, and mules. In addition, the blessing declares that Smith would hold the patriarchal priesthood, just as his did.