18th March 1856 Mrs Phebe W. Woodruff & myself in Company with our two oldest Children Wilford & Phebe repaired to the house of the Lord that Our children might receive their endowment. I washed & anointed my Son Wilford and ordained him to the office of an Elder & sealed upon him all the Blessings of his ordination, Anointing, & my Birthright in Compliance with Council of President Kimball. <The following is the symbols of the [blessing?] sealed upon the head of Wilford Woodruff by his father Wilford Woodruff: >
I spent the day in the Council House & had an interesting day long to be remembered for the Blessing that Father Joseph Smith the Patriarch sealed upon my head before I had any children was fulfulled this day upon my head in a measure for He said that I should live to have posterity who should recieve the priesthood & my oldest son received it this day under my hands.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]
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