130 years ago today - Oct 20, 1890

I understand that Bro[ther] Solomona Piipiilani and Sister Maria Kamalo [Hawaiians] have gone to Logan to do some work for themselves and their dead. They are THE FIRST who have been privileged to receive their 2d An[oin]t[ing]s. And this will authorize you to allow Solomona and John Kamalo (deceased husband of Maria) to be adopted or sealed to Joseph [Smith] the Prophet if it reaches you in time, which I hope will be the case.

[Joseph F. Smith to Marriner Wood Merrill, Oct. 20, 1890; emphasis in original, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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