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Note Regarding 18 December 1833 Blessings

Note Regarding 18 December 1833 Blessings


Editorial Note
On 18 December 1833, JS pronounced blessings on 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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and several members of his own family. Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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recorded the text of those blessings in JS’s journal for that date. Cowdery made some modifications to the text and entered those blessings into Patriarchal Blessing Book 1 in September and October 1835.

Editorial Note
On 18 December 1833, JS pronounced blessings on 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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and several members of his own family. Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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recorded the text of those blessings in JS’s journal for that date. Cowdery made some modifications to the text and entered those blessings into Patriarchal Blessing Book 1 in September and October 1835.

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