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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them, that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
24 Any member of the church of Christ transgressing, or being overtaken in a fault, shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct.
25 It shall be the duty of the several churches composing the church of Christ, to send one or more of their teachers to attend the several conferences, held by the elders of the church, with a list of the names of the several members uniting themselves with the church since the last conference, or send by the hand of some priest, so that a regular list of all the names of the whole church may be kept in a book, by one of the elders, whoever the other elders shall appoint from time to time:—and also, if any have been expelled from the church; so that their names may be blotted out of the general church record of names.
26 All members removing from the church where they reside, if going to a church where they are not known, may take a letter certifying that they are regular members and in good standing; which certificate may be signed by any elder or priest, if the member receiving the letter is personally acquainted with the el [p. 99]
the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of  thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this  wine to the souls of all those who drink of it,  that they may do it in remembrance of the  blood of thy Son which was shed for them,  that they may witness unto thee, O God, the  eternal Father, that they do always remember  him, that they may have his Spirit to be with  them. Amen.
24 Any member of the church of Christ  transgressing, or being overtaken in a fault,  shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct.
25 It shall be the duty of the several  churches composing the church of Christ, to  send one or more of their teachers to attend  the several conferences, held by the elders of  the church, with a list of the names of the sev eral members uniting themselves with the  church since the last conference, or send by  the hand of some priest, so that a regular list  of all the names of the whole church may be  kept in a book, by one of the elders, whoever  the other elders shall appoint from time to  time:—and also, if any have been expelled  from the church; so that their names may be  blotted out of the general church record of  names.
26 All members removing from the church  where they reside, if going to a church where  they are not known, may take a letter certify ing that they are regular members and in good  standing; which certificate may be signed by  any elder or priest, if the member receiving  the letter is personally acquainted with the el [p. 99]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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.

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