120 years ago today - Aug 26, 1893

[Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon, and Joseph F. Smith to John D. T. McAllister, Aug. 26, 1893] We have made the following ruling which is self-explanatory, and send it to you for your guidance as President of the Manti Temple. "Persons having received their endowments, who are otherwise qualified, may act for the dead in the ordinances, of sealing and adoption, without having been Sealed or adopted themselves. But in Second Anointings, none shall be eligible to act for the dead, unless they have received this blessing themselves."

[Source: Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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