120 years ago today - May 31, 1901

[William Henry Smart]

Went to Temple this morning[,] presenting [the] recommend which Pres[iden]t [Lorenzo] Snow gave me about 3 months ago. We had not come [to the temple] before [to receive] our second anointing as the baby was young, and because we desired to become settled in our new home. I was called to speak during the services of the temple. Dwelt principally upon the necessity of keeping awake during temple services and keeping awake in our duties. I consider this a very great honor to be called to speak in the House of the Lord. B[isho]p John R Winder annointed us and Elder [Adolph] Madsen instructed us. These are the greatest blessings that are bestowed upon man in the flesh. We were both melted in tears and I felt the patriarchal spirit of pure affection more than I have done before. The witnesses to the annointing were John R. Winder[,] [who] annointed. Adolph Madsen assisted. John Nicholson [was the] Recorder.

[[William Henry Smart diary, May 31, 1901, Marriott Library, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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