If faithful, thou shalt
receive all these blessings even so, Amen.
Gifford, blessed as follows. In the name of Jesus
Christ we ask our heavenly Father to bless thee in thy youth, & cleanse
the[e] from sin, and prepare
the[e] to receive an with
the sons of Zion, after the scourges are over. If thou art faithful the
Lord, shall give the[e] Wisdom after Wisdom, grace
after grace, until thou be prepared to take in the ministry with thy
brethren, and go forth and do a great work in company with them, and be equal
to them in all things, & do much good in proclaim ing the gospel & if
faithful, thou shalt return, with Joy to Zion, even so amen.
Also Elder, , Blessed as follows, in the name
of Jesus Christ, we the blessings of the
upon the[e] which thou hast already
received. Thy head is already beginning to blossom
for the grave, but the Lord shall give the[e]
vigor of youth. Thou shalt see thy hearts
desire in the . Thy prayers have reached the heavens in her behalf,
and thou shalt see her in her glory, and leap & praise God upon her
land, Thy God hath looked upon thee and preserved thee and thou shalt gather
many sons and daughters to Zion, who shall be as stars in the crown of thy
rejoicing. And if thou art faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings,
even so— Amen.
Also Brother Joseph
blessed as follows.
Our aged brother. with peculiar feelings we lay our hands upon thy head, and ask
our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ to bless thee. Our hearts
are full of blessings for thee. Thou hast despised the infirmities of age and
gone with thy younger brethren to the redemption of Zion. The Lord shall
give the[e] blessing upon blessing, grace after grace
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