135 years ago today - Jun 6, 1886

[John S. Hawkins to John Taylor]
Three years ago I got ready by the council of Apostle George Teasdale to go to St. George, to attend to Temple work also to get my second anointings in connection with my wives. One of my wives Maria was taken sick which hindered me from going at that time, afterward my wife Eliza now seventy nine years old, became too feable to travel that distance. I have been in hiding Seventeen months past but I think I can go safely to the Logan Temple. I ask if I now with my wives can have the privilege of this great blessing. I therefore think and feel as if I ought not to neglect this matter any longer if the privelege is mine[.] I would also like my first wife Ann who is dead, [who] died three years and a half ago, to recieve the blessing through one of my living wives acting for her. Please endorse upon the recommends, if you will grant me this privilege and return [them] to me that I may know how to prepare. As I am not known by my right name here[,] please send the recommends to Brother Joseph E. Taylor with whom I am acquainted. I will see him and ask him to recieve them for me.

[John S. Hawkins to John Taylor, June 6, 1886, quoted in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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