[Abraham H. Cannon]
I then went to Pro. Merrill's room where he gave me the marriage service to study so that I could perform the same, it being to officiate in the case of Amelia and her husband that I came to Logan. After having dinner I went to the sealing room and sealed for time and eternity, fourteen couples in addition to Wm. H. Chamberlain, Jr., and my sister Amelia. In their case I laid my hands upon their heads, as Father had suggested I should do, but in the case of the others I merely repeated the ceremony. It is as follows: The hands are clasped ... The parties then kiss each other, which ends the ceremony. When all the sealing was done Bro[ther] Merrill said I had done the best of any person who had sealed in the Temple for the first time. It was about 2:30 o'clock when I left the Temple.
[Abraham H. Cannon diary, Sept. 28, 1892 , Perry Special Collections]