[Benjamin F. Johnson to John Taylor]
... I again come to you for Temple Priviledges for Those I feel asured are of the Worthy Dead. * May He Rec[e]ive his 2d Anointing through me as Proxy and may some of my wives rec[eive] for her? * and as I have great Love for him as a friend I do wish to do his further work and get for him & wife his 2d anointings & if it would be right * and so wait and hope, for another favorable Reply. * PS And now it has come to me to ask the Priviledge of 2d anointing for my son James Francis, who is the Present Bishop at Tempe, and I think B[isho]ps Agent of that Stake. He is over 30 years of age and apears really one of the comeing young men of Zion. And as he expects to come for me the coming spring or early Summer, I should much like if you felt it [was] his priviledge, that he too have his 2d anointing while Here.
[Source: Benjamin F. Johnson to John Taylor, Jan. 29, 1887; emphasis in original, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]