115 years ago today - Nov 4, 1904; Friday

Referring to yours of the 1st inst., recommending Sister Harriet B. Rowberry for second

anointing, we would say that a woman cannot receive those blessings except in connection with her husband; and a man so indifferent to the ordinances of the House of the Lord as to neglect doing his own temple work in his lifetime, although, as you say, he might have done so had he been so inclined, can scarcely be considered worthy of second anointing and we do not see how you can consistently recommend him to receive those blessings.

For these reasons we have withheld your endorsement from the recommend sent by you in favor of Sister Rowberry.

[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to Thomas R. Bassett, LDS Archives]

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