[Apostle John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Liverpool
Cold and stormy, ground covered with snow. I wrote a long letter to President John Taylor. I also wrote to George Reynolds, J. A. West, Alfred Alder and Ben E. Rich. I sent some handkerchiefs and other little things to my children. I have been very busy. I have fixed Jan. 14 for the conference at Manchester. (1)
-- Saturday, March 10, 1883
[Apostle John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Liverpool and Sheffield
I wrote letters to Bro. Woodruff and also my son George.... (1)
-- June 19, 1883
Brother of George Albert Smith: Nathaniel Libby born June 19, 1883, married Leah Whitehead (2)
-- Saturday, July 7, 1883
[Apostle John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Liverpool
I received letters from my wives and son George. Sarah F. my wife gave birth to a son on the 19th of June. My sisters Sarah M. and Clarissa both had sons a day or two before.... (1)
-- January 15, 1884
[Patriarchal Blessings] [Patriarchal Blessing of Lucy M. Smith [Grandmother] by Zebedee Coltrin on January 15, 1884]
Salt Lake City January 15th 1884 A Patriarchal blessing by Zebedee Colton [Coltrin] upon the hea of Lucy M. Smith wife of George A. Smith daughter of Josiah and Lucy M. Bean Smith born Feb. 9th 1817 Bethel Oxford Co. Maine
Sister Lucy in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I lay my hands upon your head and seal upon you a Patriarchal blessing for thou art a daughter of Abraham in he house of Joseph and the lineage of Ephraim I seal upon your head a father's blessing for thou art a lawful heir to all the blessings of a new and everlasting covenant. And inasmuch as thou will keep all the commandments of the Lord thou shall attain unto all of the blessings of eternal exaltation and choice blessings of the heavens shall rest down upon you and the height of the Lord shall dwell within you and thou shall be filled with the spirit of prophecy and revelation and every organ of thy mind shall be filled with the inspiration of the Lord for thou was called and chosen of the Lord to come forth in the dispensation to assist in bringing forth a righteous branch unto the Zion of the Lord and inasmuch as thou shall desire it with all thine heart thou shalt partake in al of the blessings in common with thy husba
nd for thou shall attain unto all the blessings of eternal lives for thy reward shall be great in the heavens and thou shalt partake of all the sealing powers that shall be given in the holy temples of the Lord and thou shalt behold the Lord when he shall come to His temple and shall be enabled to do a great work upon the earth both for the living and the dead and shall assist in the redemption of thy Father's house and the angels of the Lord shall administer unto you for thou shall be a mighty prophetess in the midst of the daughters of Zion and thou shall be wrapped in the visions of the heavens and shall be clothed with salvation as with the garment and shall remain upon the earth until thou are satisfied with life and shall be numbered with the Lord's anointed and shall be a queen and a priestess to thy husband and the blessings of the Lord thy God shall rest upon thee and upon thy posterity throughout all the eternities of God and thou shall receive an everlasting inher
itance when the Lord shall bring again Zion and the desires of thy heart shall be granted unto thee and no hand that is lifted against thee shall prosper and the angels of the Lord will protect thee throughout all thy days upon the earth and thou shall have forever to come forth on the morning of the first resurrection and shall be numbered with the sanctified before the Lord and now Sister I seal all these blessings upon thy head and thee unto all the powers of exaltation of thrones and dominions and powers of eternal lives in the morning of our Lord Jesus, Amen. (3)
-- January 16, 1884
[Patriarchal Blessings] [Patriarchal Blessing of George Albert Smith by Zebedee Coltrin on January 16, 1884]
A Patriarchal Blessing upon the head of George Albert Smith, son of Sarah Farr and John Henry Smith, born April 4, 1870, at S. L. City, S. L., Cou[nty]. U. T.
Br. George Albert in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I lay my hands upon your head and seal upon you a Patriarchal Blessing for thou art of the seed of Abraham of the house of Joseph and lineage of Ephraim. I seal upon thy head a father's blessing, for thou art a lawful heir to all the blessings of the holy Priesthood, and inasmuch as thou wilt keep all the commandments of the Lord thou shalt attain to all the blessings of eternal lives, and the choice blessings of the heavens shall rest down upon you and thou shalt be filled with the wisdom of the heavens and the light of the Lord shall dwell within you, and every organ of you mind shall be filled with the inspiration of the Lord, for thou wast called and chosen of the Lord from before the foundation of the earth was laid to come forth in this dispensation to assist in building up the Zion of God upon the earth, and thou shalt be enabled to go forth to proclaim the gospel unto the inhabitants of the earth, and shall be en
abled to bring many to a knowledge of the truth, for thy voice shall be as the voice of a trumpet in declaring the words of the Lord to the nobles of the earth, and many shall believe in thy words and embrace the gospel of the Son of God.
For thou shalt be filled with the mighty power of God, and shall be able to do many mighty works in their midst. And thou shalt have power over the elements, and the winds and the waves of the sea shall obey thy voice, and no miracle shall be too great for thee to do, when it shall be necessary for the salvation of man, for thou art called to do a great and mighty work in the great kingdoms of God. And thou shalt attain to all the blessings and sealing powers that shall be given in the holy temples of the Lord and thou shalt behold the Lord when he shall come in the clouds of heaven, and shall be enabled to do a great work upon the earth, both for the living and the dead, and shall assist in the redemption of thy father's house. And thou shalt become a mighty prophet in the midst of the sons of Zion. And the angels of the Lord shall administer unto you, and the choice blessings of the heavens shall rest upon you.
And thy posterity shall become great upon the earth, and the Holy Melchisedek Priesthood shall rest upon them throughout all their generations and thy sons shall become mighty men before the Lord, filled with the wisdom of the heavens, and many of them shall become prophets and apostles and shall dwell in the midst of the Zion of the Lord as their posterity shall become very great and they shall become kings and priests of the most high. And thy daughters shall become women of great renown and shall become the mothers of mighty men before the Lord, and shall dwell among the sanctified of the Lord, and shall become a vast multitude dwelling in the midst of the Zion of the Lord, and shall live and reign a thousand years upon the earth and unto thy generations there shall be no end.
And thou shalt be wrapt in the visions of the heavens and thou shalt be clothed with salvation as with a garment, for thou art destined to become a mighty man before the lord, for thou shalt become a mighty apostle in the church and kingdom of God upon the earth, for none of thy father's family shall have more power with God than thou shalt have, for none shall excel thee, for thy reward shall be great in the heavens, for the blessing of thy father and of thy grandfather shall rest upon thee and thou shalt become a man of mighty faith before the Lord, even like unto that of the brother of Jared, and thou shalt remain upon the earth until thou art satisfied with life, and shall be numbered with the Lord's annointed and shall become a king and a priest unto the most High, for thou art of the pure blood of Jacob, and have a right to all the blessings of the house of Joseph, and shall receive an everlasting inheritance when the Ancient of Days shall come, and thou shalt have pow
er to come forth on the morning of the first resurrection and shall be numbered with the sanctified before the Lord. And I now seal all of these blessings upon thy head, and [seal] thee up unto all the powers of exaltation of thrones and dominions, and powers of eternal lives in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen. (3)
1 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith
2 - Frank Ellwood Esshom, "Pioneers and prominent men of Utah" (1913)
3 - Patriarchal Blessings
LDS History Chronology: George Albert Smith
Mormon History Timeline: The life of George Albert Smith