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Blessing for William W. Phelps, 22 September 1835

with the fruit of the vine and with the fat of the olive, and he shall feed on the finest of the wheat; and because  of his liberal soul the Lord will make him rich; even with treachers of gold, silver, precious stones, and  with all precious metals. He shall be a wise lawyer in Israel; for he shall understand the law of the Lord perfectly;  and the renowned among men shall acknowledge his superior wisdom pertaining to the laws of nations and  of kingdoms. Behold, he shall have understanding in all sciences and languages, and with his brother <Oliver [Cowdery]> shall write and  arrange many books for the good of the church, that the young may grow up in wisdom: these shall remain for  a memorial unto their names, and the generations to come shall call them blessed. His days shall be prolonged  upon the land of Zion; and when he is old and bowed down with many years, behold, he shall lift up his eyes  and the heavens shall be opened upon him. He shall be lifted up at the last day, and his rest shall be  glorious— Amen.
Oliver Cowdery, clerk and Recorder.
Given Sept. 22, 1835, and recorded Oct. 3, 1835. [p. 15]
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Blessing, JS to William W. Phelps, Kirtland, OH, 22 Sept. 1835; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, pp. 14–15; CHL.

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