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Blessing for John Whitmer, 22 September 1835

Blessed of the Lord is brother John [Whitmer]

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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: he shall live to a good old age, and his generations after him shall be blessed. He shall live to a good old age, and wax more and more steadfast in the work of the Lord, and he shall make a choice record of Israel unto the memory of his name. He shall truly be chastened wherein he steps aside, yet he shall escape the hand of the Destroyer, and shall never fall by the hands of his enemies: and he shall be avenged of the wrongs he has sustained by them. He shall be blessed, and a means of bringing many blessings upon his father

14 Apr. 1773–13 Aug. 1854. Farmer. Born at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer and likely Maria Salome. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Mary Musselman, before 1798, in Pennsylvania. Lived in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., by...

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’s family. He shall be blessed with abundance of this good things of this earth, with houses and lands, in the fruit of the field, with horses and with asses and with she asses, with gold and with silver, and with precious stones, even the things of the lasting mountains. He shall be made mighty in the hands of his God in bringing to pass the redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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. The Lord shall be on his right hand and on his left; shall go before his face and shall be his rear ward, and shall turn aside all the shafts of his enemies. And he shall go down in honor and with gray hairs, to the grave, and shall be caught up in the cloud to meet the Lord, and shall ever be with him; even so. Amen.
Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, Clerk and Recorder.
Given September 22, 1835, and recorded October 2, 1835. [p. 14]
Blessed of the Lord is brother John [Whitmer]

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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: he shall live to a good old age, and his generations after him shall be blessed.  He shall live to a good old age, and wax more and more steadfast in the work of the Lord, and he shall make a choice  record of Israel unto the memory of his name. He shall truly be chastened wherein he steps aside, yet he shall es cape the hand of the Destroyer, and shall never fall by the hands of his enemies: and he shall be avenged of the  wrongs he has sustained by them. He shall be blessed, and a means of bringing many blessings upon his fa ther

14 Apr. 1773–13 Aug. 1854. Farmer. Born at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer and likely Maria Salome. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Mary Musselman, before 1798, in Pennsylvania. Lived in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., by...

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’s family. He shall be blessed with abundance of the this good things of this earth, with houses and lands, in the  fruit of the field, with horses and with asses and with she asses, with gold and with silver, and with precious  stones, even the things of the lasting mountains. He shall be made mighty in the hands of his God in bringing to  pass the redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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. The Lord shall be on his right hand and on his left; shall go before his face  and shall be his rear ward, and shall turn aside all the shafts of the <his> enemies. And he shall go down to his <in> honor  and with gray hairs, to the grave, and shall be caught up in the cloud to meet the Lord, and shall ever be  with him; even so. Amen.
Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, Clerk and Recorder.
Given September 22, 1835, and recorded October 2, 1835. [p. 14]
JS, Blessing, to John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 22 Sept. 1835; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, p. 14; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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