To satisfy a feeling which has been on my mind for some time, I submit the following: My Son George Q. who died in this City when he was 18 years and 21 days old, was very faithful to us as a son. ... When on his death bed I asked him if there was anything that he would like me to do for him, he said "I would like you to have some wives sealed to me." According to this request I have had two girls who died in the Church sealed to him. Two others, apreciating his worth[,] have expressed a desire to have their daughters sealed to him, which will be done. These tokens of respect fills our hearts with joy feeling as we do, that our dear boy was worthy. Now the question is, do you think he was old enough to receive his 2d Anointing? Bro[ther] McAllister it is not my desire to seek blessings for my sons that they are not entitled to. But I had great hopes in this son, for I fully appreciated his worth, and would like to see that every blessing was put in his reach, to which his faithfulness entitled him. You as the Pres[iden]t of the St George Stake knew him, hence I submit the question to you.
[David H. Cannon to John D. T. McAllister in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]