175 years ago today - Mar 22, 1847 (Evening)

[Brigham Young]

With regard to blessing children by the church from a history on the earth at first no record kept. Joseph had a revelation to keep a record on the matter and it is right for the bishop to record it. the father has a right to bless as a patriarch in his own family - but when an elder lays his hands on a child to bless is not a patriarchal blessing, the blessing has hold on them till the years of accountability, every mans name ought to be handed in at the conference. If my child is blessed if I can have it recorded I can. -- Winter Quarters, Nebraska

[Thomas Bullock Minutes, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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