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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

nations, but are to travel as their circumstan ces shall allow, notwithstanding they may hold  as high and responsible offices in the church.
44 Wherefore, now let every man learn his  duty, and to act in the office in which he is  appointed, in all diligence. He that is sloth ful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and  he that learns not his duty and shows himself  not approved, shall not be counted worthy to  stand; even so. Amen.
 

Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

SECTION IV.
 
A Revelation given the 22d & 23d of Sept. 1832.
 
ON PRIESTHOOD.
 
1 A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his ser vant Joseph Smith, jr. and six elders, as they  united their hearts and lifted their voices on  high; yea, the word of the Lord concerning  his church, established in the last days for the  restoration of his people as he has spoken by  the mouth of his prophets, and for the gather ing of his saints to stand upon mount Zion,  which shall be the city New Jerusalem; which  city shall be built, beginning at the Temple  Lot, which is appointed by the finger of the  Lord, in the western boundaries of the state  of Missouri, and dedicated by the hand of Jo seph Smith, jr. and others, with whom the  Lord was well pleased.
2. Verily, this is the word of the Lord, that  the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the  gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, [p. 111]
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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, 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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