JS and others, Blessing, to , , Geauga Co., OH, 1 Mar. 1835. Featured version copied [not before 25 Feb. 1836] in Minute Book 1, p. 175; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
We confirm your ministry and set you apart as one of the 70. You shall be a witness of the Lord whithersoever you are sent, and testify of the things that are coming on the earth. You shall have the same power as has been confirmed on your brethren, with all the blessings and privileges thereunto belonging. You shall go to distant lands and if you desire it with all your heart you shall return. But if you desire you may be received up into the bosom of your Heavenly Father in Distant lands, from all trouble into the . Amen [p. 175]
Willard Snow (1811–1853) was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and was baptized in June 1833. He was ordained a priest in August 1833 and an elder in August 1834. After the Camp of Israel was disbanded, Snow traveled back to Kirtland with Hazen Aldrich, preaching along the way. He arrived in Kirtland on 20 February 1835. After receiving this ordination, Snow left for St. Johnsbury with Henry Harriman and then moved to Missouri. (Willard Snow, Autobiographical Sketch, –, Obituary Notices and Biographies, CHL; Willard Snow, Report, 14 Mar. 1835, Missionary Reports, 1831–1900, CHL.)
Obituary Notices and Biographies, 1854–1877. CHL. MS 4760.