175 years ago today - Jul 16, 1845

Patriarchal Blessing for Ann B. Peterson (deceased) given to Mary Ann Peterson (proxy) by William Smith ... A blessing by Wm Smith Patriarch in favor of Ann B Peterson deceased daughter of Edward and Mary Dennis born Monmouth Co New Jersey April 1818 On the head of Mary ann Peterson sitting as proxy daughter of William C & Elizabeth Patten born Lancaster Co Pen[n]sylvania 23d July 1822

Dear Sister I lay my hands upon your head in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazereth to seal upon you a blessing by proxy for her who is dead yet whose Spirit lives in heaven above ... but the fulness of her Salvation cannot be made perfect until her companion is with her ...

[Patriarchal Blessings]

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