Blessing to Frederick G. Williams, 1 March 1835

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  • Historical Introduction

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Thou art blessed, thou shalt stand before the great men of the earth. Thy mind shall expand, and thou shalt be enabled to waft thyself as upon the wings of the wind. Thou shalt stand according to thy desires and see the face of thy Redeemer. Thy blessings are confirmed upon thee. The Heavenly hosts are rejoicing over thee. Twice thou hast been to the Land of . The Lord has sustained thee for a wise purpose. Thy mind and thy [heart?] shall be enlarged, and thou shalt make known the gospel to the great ones of the earth. And shall yet lead them to Zion. If thou desirest thou shalt rise upon the wings of the morning and not be an inhabitant of the grave, Thou shalt be one who shall preside over Zion. All these blessings we and confirm upon thee Amen [p. 186]


  1. 1

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 316 [Alma 32:34].  

  2. 2

    See 2 Samuel 22:11; and Psalms 18:10; 104:3.  

  3. 3

    Frederick G. Williams traveled to Missouri with Oliver Cowdery, Peter Whitmer Jr., Ziba Peterson, and Parley P. Pratt in winter 1830–1831. He then went with the Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri in summer 1834. (Pratt, Autobiography, 61; Letter to Emma Smith, 18 May 1834.)  

    Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.

  4. 4

    See Psalm 139:9.