JS and others, Blessing, to , , Geauga Co., OH, 1 Mar. 1835. Featured version copied [not before 25 Feb. 1836] in Minute Book 1, p. 185; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
We your Ministry upon you and also set you apart to be one of the and also to be one of the of that Mission to preside with thy brethren. You shall magnify this high calling and your heart shall be much expanded to love mankind and desire their salvation. You shall travel much and preach much. work much righteousness and exert all your powers in going forth to do good from nation to nation & from land to land. You shall have much persecution and shall be in perils oft. Your enemies will seek your life much and cunningly. But if you will consecrate your life and your all and be faithful you shall overcome and be preserved) and at the end of your ministry you shall return with singing and rejoicing. You shall have power over fire water and all evil, You shall be one of the horns of Joseph to push the nationgs [nations] together from the ends of the earth These blessings we pronounce upon you, and none shall take them from you if you are faithful. Amen. [p. 185]
Young, Joseph, Sr. History of the Organization of the Seventies: Names of First and Second Quorums. Items in Relation to the First Presidency of the Seventies. Also, a Brief Glance at Enoch and His City. Embellished with a Likeness of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and a View of the Kirtland Temple. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Steam Printing Establishment, 1878.