I really believe in giving credit where credit is due.
On May 20, 2007, I wrote to the Missouri State Archives to request copies of the original log of death certificates concerning Eliza Jane Long (died 1885) and Pauline Long (died 1886).
My requests were received on May 24, 2007. On June 4, 2007, I received a notice from the Archives that acknowledged receipt of my requests and stated that processing could take up to eight weeks.
On June 7, 2007, I received the requested materials.
Thanks, Missouri! You consistently come through.