140 years ago today - 140 years ago - Apr 11, 1877 • Wednesday

[George Q. Cannon]
This morning went to the Temple and received an endowment for my Grandfather, George Cannon. There was an holy influence felt by me, and it seemed, as on yesterday, that the dead for whom I officiated were nigh me. After passing through I officiated in the ordinance of adoption, Bro. Woodruff having two Brothers by the name of Hardy adopted in his family. I also helped in giving the [two words redacted relating to a temple ordinance] to several parties, some for themselves and some for the dead.

[Source: The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]


  1. [two words redacted relating to a temple ordinance] = Second Anointing

  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_anointing

  3. http://www.ldsendowment.org/secondanointing.html

  4. http://www.exmormon.org/mormon/mormon508.htm

    [a personal testimony of someone who experienced the 2nd anointing]


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