115 years ago today - Jun 16, 1905

Second blessings [anointings] are intended for those only who have borne the heat and burden of the day, and endured faithful to the end: and, as a general thing, they are administered only to people who have gathered with the body of the Church. And in recommending such people it is expected that their worthiness is personally known to the Stake President who recommends them. The case referred to in yours of the 12th inst. cannot for a moment be considered as eligible for these higher blessings.

[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to Stephen L. Chipman, June 16, 1905, quoted in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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