[George F. Gibbs to John F. Tolton]
... it is not in order for Bishops to sign such recommends [for "second blessings"], for the reason that you alone are responsible for the worthiness of the parties recommended by you. It is taken for granted that you yourself have had your second blessings. If not[,] you had better not sign any more such recommends until you have seen President [Joseph F.] Smith.
[George F. Gibbs to John F. Tolton, Sept. 20, 1908, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]