JS and others, Blessing, to , , Geauga Co., OH, 1 Mar. 1835. Featured version copied [not before 25 Feb. 1836] in Minute Book 1, p. 174; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
<Thou> Shalt go forth to the nations which ar[e] afar off even to those who are at the remotest corners of the Earth. and we ask our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, that thy mand [mind] may expand, thy heart be enlarged and be instructed in the mysteries of Godliness. We also ask that no sin be laid to thy charge when thou art called to give an account of thy ministry. We ask the Lord to make thee a swift Messenger to the Nations, and if thou wilt set thy heart to seek and serve the Lord from this time, thou shalt go forth & be greatly blessed in calling the children of men to repentance and the Elect of the Lord to . Thou shalt endure fatigues and Hardships and not be overcome: and thou shalt be a good soldier searching out the honest in heart in the remotest corner of the earth. Thou shalt have this blessing if thou art faithful. Amen [p. 174]
In June 1835, Aldrich left Kirtland with Darwin Richardson and traveled to New Hampshire and Maine. Upon returning in December 1835, Aldrich stated that he had “traveled almost 2.000 miles, held 43 meetings & Baptized six.” (Hazen Aldrich, Report, Feb. 1835, Missionary Reports, 1831–1900, CHL.)