185 years ago today - Jun 24, 1835

[Patriarchal Blessing, proxy blessing of wife, & ordination of Cyrus Smalling given by Joseph Smith, Sr. & First Presidency]
[Name erased] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I lay my hands upon thee to bless thee, with the blessings of a father, as thou hast no father to bless thee ...Thou shalt have all the desires of thy heart which are in righteousness; yea, even to stand to see the winding up scene of this generation. ... even prisons shall not hold thee, except it be for a short season to the glory of God. ... And I seal thee up unto eternal life in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ; even so. Amen.

Brother [name erased] thy wife is not present, therefore I lay my hands upon thy head, and I seal upon thee blessings for her, and thou shalt tell her of it that she may rejoice; for the blessings of a father are her's in common with thee: and this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ; even so. Amen.

... Ordination of Cyrus Smalling to the Apostleship of the First Quorum of the Seventy

on June 30, 1835

[name erased] ordination blessing which he received under the hands of presidents Joseph Smith, Jr. Oliver Cowdery and Sidney Rigdon, in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio. June 30, 1835 when he was set apart by prophecy to the apostleship of the first Seventy, in the place of Ezra Thayer, who had left the church and the apostleship.

... Thou shalt stand before bishops, archbishops and lord bishops, and even the pope himself. Thou shalt push together thy thousands: thou shalt proclaim to Catholics, to Presbyterians and all other sects and denominations, and teach bishops, archbishops and popes. Thou shalt be changed in the twinkling of an eye ...

[Patriarchal Blessing Book 1:24-25, quoted in Early Patriarchal Blessings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Joseph Smith Sr. (Author), H. Michael Marquardt (Editor), http://amzn.to/rCBHVe]

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