Appendix 5, Document 3. Blessing to Samuel Smith, 28 September 1835
JS, Blessing, to , [, Geauga Co., OH], 28 Sept. 1835. Featured version copied 28 Sept. 1835 in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, p. 10; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information on Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, see the source note for Blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 9 Dec. 1834.
On 18 December 1833, JS dictated a blessing for his brother , which recorded in JS’s journal. On 28 September 1835, entered the blessing, with significant expansions, into the patriarchal blessing book. Seventy-seven percent of the text of the blessing in that book is not present in the earlier version in JS’s journal. Most of the expansions deal with great promises to Smith of riches, spiritual influence, and effectiveness in preaching to different nations.