Speaking in Tongues, Dec 17, 1837

-- Dec 17, 1837
[Wilford Woodruff Journal] 17 Sunday Preached two discourses at Brother Ames. I spent the night at Br Ames & had an interesting time in the evening I blessed two children, & I spake in tongues & interpeted & Prophesy'd & we rejoiced. (1)

-- Dec 23, 1837
[Wilford Woodruff Journal] 23 I Preached at Mr John M Sullers. The Power of God rested upon me. I spoke in tongues & Interpeted & some cryed aloud & one wished to be baptized. <Spent the night. Distance> 2 m. (1)

-- Jan 19, 1838
[Wilford Woodruff Journal] 19 Walked to Br Justus Ames & to John Kents. Crossed the Thoroughfare. Walked to <Cap.> Isaac Crocketts & held a meeting at his house. I arose to speak & the Power of God rested upon me. I Prophesied of the judgments of God & spoke in tongues & interpeted the same. Elder Ball spoke to us in the spirit of God. Two offered themselves for Baptism. We spent the night at Mr Crocketts. Distance 8 miles. (1)

-- Mar 4, 1838
[Patriarchal Blessings] Patriarchal Blessing of William Swartzell given by Joseph Smith, Sr. on March 4, 1838 ...

Thou art not called to cross the great waters--thou need not cross the briny deep, but thou may go even to South America, and do a great work in that land. Thou shall feel the solemnities of an endless eternity to rest upon thee even in that land. Thou shall have an inheritance in Zion, and dwell there with thy family. Thou shall gain thy wife if thou continue in faith, and rejoice greatly. Thou shall speak in other tongues, and prophecy: no power of the adversary shall be able to take thy life; yet thou wilt be tried. ... (2)

-- 1838: 8 April
[Patriarchal Blessings] Cyrene Dustin. (Given by Joseph Smith, Sen.)

.... I lay mine hands on they head and I say unto thee thou shalt be secured against the destroyer Satan shall not overthrow thee the power of diseases shall be broken off thy system shall be renovated by the healing power of the Spirit of God and thou be made every whit whole and I bless thee with the blessing of a father and no blessing shall be with held from thee the Lord will give thee grace and glory thy name is written in heaven and it is thy privilege to behold the heavens opened on they head be faithful and thy tongue shall be loosed thou shalt sing the songs of Zion and speak in tongues and have the interpretation thereof thou shalt prophecy and see visions the Glory of God shall shine round about thee and thine heart shall rejoice with fullness of Joy thou shalt not be smitten by the hand of the destroyer Angles shall minister unto thee ere long and thou shalt see them and hear them sing ... (3)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Patriarchal Blessing, typescript, Marquardt Papers
3 - Selected LDS Patriarchal Blessings, New Mormon Studies CD ROM, Signature Book, 2009, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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