Blessing to Zebedee Coltrin, 1 March 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

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We seal your ministry anew unto you. and you shall go as far as the Lord shall send you. And if there are Islands not yet found by the world, you are one who shall go and hunt them up and preach to all nations, and you shall have power to fulfil this your ministry. You shall be an instrument changed throughout and prepared to do good. [p. 177]
You shall have heavenly visions and the ministry of Angels shall be your lot. You shall have great faith to perform your work. You shall go to Islands that are not troubled with Priests, and convert and depopulate them, and bring them to and join your brethren with great rejoicing. amen. [p. 178]


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    Zebedee Coltrin later remembered that his ordination blessing came “under the hands of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, Joseph Smith being mouth.” He also recalled being ordained as a president of the Seventy “a few days afterwards” by JS, Hyrum Smith, Joseph Smith Sr., Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Frederick G. Williams, and Sidney Rigdon, “who was mouth.” (Coltrin, Autobiographical Sketch, [2].)  

    Coltrin, Zebedee. Autobiographical Sketch, 1880. Typescript. CHL. MS 2793.