Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

eight priests, and sit in council with them, to  teach them the duties of their office, as is  given in the covenants. This president is to  be a bishop; for this is one of the duties of  this priesthood.
41 Again, the duty of the president over  the office of elders is to preside over ninety- six elders, and to sit in council with them, and  to teach them according to the covenants.  This presidency is a distinct one from that of  the seventy, and is designed for those who do  not travel into all the world.
42 And again the duty of the president of  the office of the high priesthood is to preside  over the whole church, and to be like unto  Moses. Behold, here is wisdom—yea, to be  a seer, a revelator, a translator and a prophet;  having all the gifts of God which he bestows  upon the head of the church.
43 And it is according to the vision, show ing the order of the seventy, that they should  have seven presidents to preside over them,  chosen out of the number of the seventy, and  the seventh president of these presidents is to  preside over the six; and these seven presi dents are to choose other seventy besides the  first seventy, to whom they belong, and are to  preside over them; and also other seventy un til seven times seventy, if the labor in the vine yard of necessity requires it. And these sev enty are to be travelling ministers unto the  Gentiles, first, and also unto the Jews, where as other officers of the church who belong not  unto the twelve neither to the seventy, are not  under the responsibility to travel among all [p. 110]
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.