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Day in the Life

Apr 15, 1837

Journal Entry

April 15, 1837 ~ Saturday

WILLFORD WOODRUFFs Patriarchal
Blessing
Receieved April 15th 1837

At a blessing meeting held at the LORDs house in Kirtland
Ohio on the 15th day of April AD. 1837. Joseph
Smith Sen
the Patriarch of the Church of latter
day Saints
confered a blessing upon the head of
Willford Woodruff son of Aphek Woodruff
born in Farmington Hartford County Conn[ecticut]
March the 1st 1807

My Beloved Brother I lay my
hands
on thy head in the name of JESUS CHRIST
the Son of the living GOD and seal a blessing on
thy head which shall reach thy posterity a seal that
shall not be taken from thee. I bless thee as Melchisedeck
blessed Abram when he returned from the slaughter
of the ten kings. [Genesis 14:17-20] I confer on the[e] all the blessings of
Abram Isaac and Jacob which includes all blessings
both temporal and spiritual, the blessings of heaven &
the blessing of the earth, thou shalt have all the power
and authority of the Melchesedeck priesthood. Thou
hast a great work to do in the earth. Thou shalt visit
many barberous tribes of the earth, they shall seek
to take thy life; yet God will give the[e] power and wisdom
to frustrate their designs. Thou shalt be blessed with
posterity, thy sons shall receieve the priesthood and dbe
an ornament to the church of Christ, yea they shall be
great men in the earth, thou shalt be honor'd by them
and they shall call thee blesed. I place a seal on
thy head & no power shall be able to take it from thee
if thou art faithful in keeping the commandments of
of God. This ^seal^ shall guard thee against the destroyer.
Thou mayest have the administration of the angels
of heaven, an Holy angel shall soon administer unto

thee and reveal unto thee thy duty yea and give unto
the[e] many instructions. Thou shalt have the spirit of God
to instruct thee in thy mission and lead thee into all truth
thou shalt be filled with the spirit of God. Thine eyes shall
be opened to look within the veil and behold the things of
eternity. ^Yea the Lord of glory shall appear unto thee thou shalt put thy hands upon
his feet and feel his wounds with thy hands that thou mayest be a special witness
of his name^ Thou shalt understand great mysteries in this
generation, Yea all the mysteries of the kingdom of God
and the wisdom of God shall cleave unto thee. I seal
all of thy former blessings on thy head and they shall be
fulfiled. Thou shalt be a great man in the earth. Thy inte
llectual powers shall be preserved and thy understan
ding shall be great. God has looked on thee from all
eternity and has known thy Blood thou art a des^c^end-
ent of JOSEPH. Thou shalt stand in the flesh & wit
ness the winding up scene of this generation Thou shalt
remain on the earth to behold thy sSavior come in the clouds
of heaven. Thou shalt be numbered with the one hundred
forty and four thousand and shall stand upon Mount
Zion
and shall sing a song that no man can learn or
sing except thy company. Thou shalt have access to the
treasures hid in the sand to assist thy necessities. An angel
of God shall show thee the treasures of the earth that thou
mayest have riches to assist thee in gathering many orphan
children to Zion. Thou art one of the horns of Joseph to
push the people together to the ends of the earth. [Deuteronomy 33:17] No power
shall stay thee. At thy word the winds shall be stayed. Thou
shalt walk upon the waters at thy command the waters
shall be divided, Prisons, chains, and vaults shall not hold thee ^for thou shalt rend them in twain^
thou shalt be deliverd out of the hands of thy enemies by
the mighty power of God and by the prayer of faith. Thou
shalt have great blessing Thou art of the Blood of Ephraim
if thou will claim it by faith thou mayest bring all of thy rela-
tives into the kingdom of God ^see Vol 2nd July 1, 1838^ for they are of the blood of Ephraim
In the name of Jesus Christ I seal this blessing on thy head by
the authority of the Holy Priesthood I seal thee up unto
Eternal Life even so. AMEN [FIGURE]

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Woodruff, Aphek, b. 1779
11 Nov 1779 - 28 May 1861
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Family
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Smith, Joseph (Sr.)
12 Jul 1771 - 14 Sep 1840
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Thou shalt have the spirit of God to instruct thee in thy mission and lead thee into all truth thou shalt be filled with the spirit of God. Thine eyes shall be opened to look within the veil and behold the things of eternity. ^Yea the Lord of glory shall appear unto thee thou shalt put thy hands upon his feet and feel his wounds with thy hands that thou mayest be a special witness of his name^
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 3

Temple of the Lord in Kirtland on the . Many mar- velous things which he sealed upon my head in which I could see no earthly chance for their fulfillment has already been fulfilled to the very letter one or two instances I will name. He said I should have access to the treasures hid in the sand to assist me in my necessities in gathering myself and others to Zion. While in Cambridgeport gathering up the Sants in 1850, Allexander Boblam went to Cal- afornia on business and the Saints there who were diging gold filled a little buck skin sack with gold dust and sent to me to assist me on my mission by the sale of this treasure from the sands of California I was enabled to gather myself family & a number of others to Zion in the Mountains of Israel. He also said I should have power to bring my Father & his houshold in to the Chur Church of Christ while on my misson to Fox Islands I visited my Father in Farmington Conn ^Ct^ and preached the gospel to him and baptized him & all his houshold including my Step Mother & ownly Sister M and a Methodist Class leader who was boarding at my fathers

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

of John S Carter On the I received my Patriarchel Blessings under the hands of the Patriarch Joseph Smith sen. My wife ^having^ received her [[patriarchal blessing|patriarchal

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

——I received my patriarchal bles- sing under the hands of the Patriarch, Joseph Smith, sen.; my wife having received her patriarchal blessing pre- viously. (To be continued.)

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

Lord at Kirtland, on the . Many marvelous things which he sealed upon my head, for which I could then see no earthly chance of fulfillment, have already been fulfilled to the very letter. One or two instances I will name. He said I should have access to the treasures hid in the ground to assist me in get- ting myself and others to Zion.

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 1

Smith]] the patriach on the I felt impressed ^By the spirit of God^ to take a Mission to Fox Islands, on the East of Maine a country I knew nothing about I made my feelings known to some of the leading Apostles and they advised me to go, so on the

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

the Patriarch, . I felt impressed by the Spirit of God to take a mission to the Fox Islands, sit- uated east of the Maine shore, a country I knew nothing about. I made my feel- ings known to the Apostles, and they advised me to go. Feeling that it was my duty to go upon this mission, I did not tarry at home one year after having married a wife, as the law of Moses would have allowed. On the contrary, I started just one month and one day after that important event, leaving my wife with Sister Hale, with whom she expected to stay for a season. I left Kirtland in good spirits, in com- pany with Elder Jonathan H. Hale, and walked twelve miles to Fairport, where

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

At a Blessing Meeting held at the Lord's House in Kirtland Ohio, BY Joseph Smith Sen PATRIARCH of the CHURCH.

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Woodruffs live with Jonathan and Olive Hale; Wilford records patriarchal blessings for Joseph Smith Sr.

Apr 15, 1837