180 years ago today - May 28, 1843

[Heber C. Kimball blessing of Helen Mar Kimball]
A Fathers blessing upon the head of Hellen Mar Kimball ... Thou shalt be blessed with the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Thy posterity shall become numerous and great in the earth. Thou art of the ^same^ seed ^with thy brother^ of Joseph [whom she was married to] and thou shalt be blessed and crowned with his blessings. Thou shalt be honored of God and by man thy wisdom shall be great and thine understanding reach to heaven and no power shall stay these blessings from thee. ... When thou shalt be enthroned in the presence of God, deposit it there. For thou shalt be blest with a companion and he shall be a man of God. Listen with care to his council for he shall be thy head, inasmuch as thou wilt do this thou shalt be honored of God, and shall be inspired with the blessings of God. ... I seal thee up unto eternal life and thou shalt come forth in the resurrection and shalt have power to waft thyself from kingdom to kingdom where they increase forever. I seal these blessing upon thee in the name of Jesus Christ and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood even so Amen._

[Digital image of holograph, Heber C. Kimball family collection, MS 23826, fd. 2, image 1-2, transcript by J. Stapley available at http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/from-the-archives-helen-mar-kimball-blessing-and-the-dating-of-her-marriage-to-joseph-smith]

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