185 years ago today - 1837: 6 December

[Luman Andros Shurtliff]
"On the sixth of December, 1837, my wife and myself met at a blessing meeting in the Temple where I received a Patriarchal Blessing.

When the Patriarch took his hands off my head and stepped back, he turned to me and said, 'Brother Shurtliff, how do you expect to go to your field of labor?' I replied, 'I do not know.' 'I will tell you, you will baptize a sea captain and he will carry you to the uttermost parts of the earth. We had an interesting time and after the meeting was over I made the Patriarch a present of four or five dollars with which he was well pleased."

[Typescript: "Life of Luman Andros Shurtliff," p. 27, in Selected LDS Patriarchal Blessings, New Mormon Studies CD ROM, Signature Book, 2009, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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