Address by the Rev. C. P. Syford, in Cente-nary Church—A Mormon Patriarchal Bless-ing.
The Rev. C. P. Syford, an evangelical mis-sionary, preached in the Centenary Church, yesterday morning, on the subject of Mormon-ism, before a very large congregation. He exposed many Mormon practices, and severely denounced their religious system. As a speci-men of the credulity of Mormon believers, and the ignorance of their so-called teachers, he exhibited the following blessing,—one of a number regularly issued to the faithful:
PROVO CITY, April 19, 1869.—A Patriarchal blessing
given by C. W. H—, Patriarch, upon the head of
Mary, daughter of J. and D. M—, born Feb. 13,1808,
at Lancaster, England, in the Parish of Ashton. Mary, I place my hand upon your head to seal upon you a father's blessing, which will be sealed in heaven for your good, for there was joy in heaven when you embraced the new and everlasting Covenant; for the Father has led you through many dangerous scenes upon the earth to Zion, that you might receive the rev-elations of God to comfort you, and our Father will reveal unto you many things while you sojourn in this life, and no good thing shall be held from you. Thou art the daughter of Joseph, and hast a right to the fulness of the Priesthood with thy companion, in the kingdom upon the earth. For ever and ever thou shalt live, till thou art satisfied and partake of all the glories of Zion, and your name shall be handed down to the latest generations. And your last days shall be your best days, and you shall be blest with everything; you will put your hand, too, in righteousness, and shall converse with Joseph and Hyriam, and many of the Holy Prophets. since the world began; for thou hast witnessed many things of the Father which he will give you in His own due time, and in the hour you think not, your joy will be great, and I seal upon you every desire of your heart, with the blessing of eternal lives with all your Father's household for ever and ever. Amen.
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