Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

20 No one can be received into the church  of Christ unless he has arrived unto the years  of accountability before God, and is capable of  repentance.
21 Baptism is to be administered in the fol lowing manner unto all those who repent:—  The person who is called of God and has au thority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go  down into the water with the person who has  presented him or herself for baptism, and shall  say, calling him or her by name: Having been  commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in  the name of the Father, and of the Son, and  of the Holy Ghost, Amen. Then shall he im merse him or her in the water, and come forth  again out of the water.
22 It is expedient that the church meet to gether often to partake of bread and wine in  remembrance of the Lord Jesus: and the elder  or priest shall administer it: and after this  manner shall he administer it: he shall kneel  with the church and call upon the Father in  solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eternal Fath er, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus  Christ to bless and sanctify this bread to the  souls of all those who partake of it, that they  may eat in remembrance of the body of thy  Son, and witness unto thee O God, the eternal  Father, that they are willing to take upon  them the name of thy Son, and always remem ber him and keep his commandments which he  has given them, that they may always have  his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
23 The manner of administering the wine:  He shall take the cup also, and say, O God, [p. 98]
The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.