Blessing for William Smith, 28 September 1835

Brother William [Smith] is as the fierce lion which divideth not the spoil because of his much strength; and  in the pride of his heart he will neglect the more weighty matters until his soul is bowed down in sor row, and then he shall return and call on the name of his God and shall find forgiveness, and shall  wax valiant in the cause of truth: therefore, he shall be saved unto the uttermost and shall be en dowed with power from on high. At his rebuke, in the name of the Lord, the eyes of the blind [p. 10]
Blessing, JS to William Smith, Kirtland, OH, 28 Sept. 1835; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, pp. 10–11; CHL.