180 years ago today - 1843: 6 May

[Patriarchal Blessing]
Heber C. Kimball. (Given by Isaac Morley.)

"Brother Kimball with my heart and my hands and by the authority vested in me I have sealed my blessing upon thy head, thy gift and thy greatest desire is to win souls unto Christ, and to extend the principle of benevolence to the family of Adam--thy blessing shall rest upon thy family and thy posterity after thee--

My gift is simplicity, I impart it with thee, let no man take this blessing from thy crown, let prudence be the Motto of thy mind--for a white stone shall be given thee, and in it a new name that no man knoweth save him that receiveth it. with my pen I have marked this blessing, and sealed it with my name--Yours in the bonds of the New and Everlasting Covenant."

[From typescript, LDS Archives, in Selected LDS Patriarchal Blessings, New Mormon Studies CD ROM, Signature Book, 2009, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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