Patriarchal blessing, 1835.


Smith, Joseph, 1771-1840. Patriarchal blessing, 1835.

Patriarchal blessing, 1835.

Handwritten partriarchal blessing, dated 22 Sept 1835, and given to John Whitmer. Smith assures Whitmer that he may receive salvation by following the teachings of the Mormon Church.

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Smith, Joseph, Sr., 1771-1840 (person)

Joseph Smith Senior (1771-1840) was born in Massachusetts and married Lucy Mack in 1795. Among his eleven children was the founder of the LDS Church, Joseph Smith Junior. Being plagued by crop failures in Vermont, Smith moved his family to upstate New York where the birth of the Latter-day Saint movement began. In late 1833, Joseph Smith Junior called upon his father to become the first presiding patriarch of the LDS Church. Patriarchal blessings often state an individual's particular talents an...

Whitmer, John, 1802-1878 (person)

Mormon Church leader and one of the "Eight Witnesses" to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. From the description of John Whitmer letter, 1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536873 From the guide to the John Whitmer letter, 1871, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) John Whitmer (1802-1878) was a Mormon Church leader in Missouri. He was one of the Eight Witnesses to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, and served as the first Church Historian. F...