Blessing to John Corrill, 22 September 1835
JS, Blessing, to , [, Geauga Co., OH], 22 Sept. 1835. Featured version copied 3 Oct. 1835 in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, p. 14; 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 22 September 1835, and a small group of other church leaders received blessings from JS. Corrill was a counselor to , the in Missouri. On 23 June 1834, a council of directed Corrill to “receive his with power from on high in and assist in gathering up the strength of the Lords house and preach the Gospel.” He arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, in spring 1835 for this purpose. In April 1835, Corrill received a patriarchal blessing from , which promised God’s protection to Corrill even amid persecution. JS’s blessing for Corrill pronounced similar assurances and promised that Corrill, who was apparently trained as an architect, would help construct the that the Saints had been directed to build in Missouri.recorded the initial dictation of this blessing on 22 September 1835 and copied it into Patriarchal Blessing Book 1 on 3 October 1835.
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