140 years ago today - May 22, 1882

[John D. T. McAllister to John Taylor]

As I understand[,] you are well acquainted with Bro[ther] James A. Rollins and his sister Mary E. who is the [plural] wife of Joseph [Smith] the Prophet. It does not require a great deal of writing from me [because] he has had his Second Anointing, and can act for his uncle if approved. They are very much exercised about their Mother. He informs me it was understood when living at President Smith's that he was to be in his family, and would like his mother sealed to him. N[ota] B[ene]. Please [know that I will wait for you] to answer by wire if the Mother is to be sealed to Joseph. Please [let me know whether] to say to Henry Rollins [that he should act as proxy for] Gilbert [in the] second [anointing], and all [has been] approved. If the mother remains where she is, I will understand the usual form.

[John D. T. McAllister to John Taylor, May 22, 1882, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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