A letter was received from B[isho]p W[illia]m B Preston of 12/27 asking counsel in regard to his purchasing the forest farm from Elder Brigham Young [Jr.] & asking the loan of 8000 at 7% interest. His letter was answered. It being imprudent at present to loan any of the funds now on hand. A letter was rec[eive]d from Sister E[liza]. R. S[now]. Smith, City Dec[ember] 27th enclosing a letter from Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood to her of Dec[ember] 20th also asking for 2d anointing for Sister Hannah Ells who was sealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith before his death. This privilege was granted and a letter was written to Sister Smith authorizing her or Sister Zina D. H. Young to attend to this ordinance on behalf of Sister Ells.
[First Presidency Office Journal, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]
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