Blessing to Nathan Baldwin, 1 March 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

We you to be an & one of the and because you have been willing to suffer & die for your brethren. You are chosen to go forth and bear good tidings to the nations, even those who are afar off, and although your mission will frequently lead you among rude nations, Yet if you are faithful in all things you shall be blessed among them. They will not seek your life, for you shall be a saviour to them, and bring them rejoicing to in peace. Amen. [p. 183]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A reference to Baldwin’s participation in the Camp of Israel expedition. Baldwin noted in a later account that he was made a seventy “one year and ten months from the day I was baptized.” (Baldwin, Account of Zion’s Camp, 20.)  

    Baldwin, Nathan Bennett. Account of Zion’s Camp, 1882. Typescript. CHL. MS 499.

  2. 2

    On 30 June 1835, Baldwin left Kirtland with Milo Andrus to preach in New York. They returned sometime the following winter. (Baldwin, Account of Zion’s Camp, 21; Andrus, Autobiography, 5.)  

    Baldwin, Nathan Bennett. Account of Zion’s Camp, 1882. Typescript. CHL. MS 499.

    Andrus, Milo. Autobiography, 1875. Private possession. Photocopy at CHL. MS 6533.

  3. 3

    See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:80].