Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

22 And behold the high priests shall travel,  and also the elders, and also the lesser priests;  but the deacons and teachers should be ap pointed to watch over the church, to be  standing ministers unto the church.
23 And the bishop, Newel K. Whitney,  also, should travel round about and among all  the churches, searching after the poor, to ad minister to their wants by humbling the rich  and the proud: he should also employ an  agent to take charge and to do his secular  business, as he shall direct; nevertheless, let  the bishop go into the city of New York, and  also to the city of Albany, and also to the city  of Boston, and warn the people of those cities  with the sound of the gospel, with a loud  voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment  which awaits them if they do reject these  things; for if they do reject these things the  hour of their judgment is nigh: and their house  shall be left unto them desolate. Let him  trust in me and he shall not be confounded;  and an hair of his head shall not fall to the  ground unnoticed.
24 And verily I say unto you, the rest of  my servants, go ye forth as your circum stances shall permit, in your several callings,  unto the great and notable cities and villages,  reproving the world in righteousness of all  their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting  forth clearly and understandingly the desola tion of abomination in the last days; for with  you, saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their  kingdoms: I will not only shake the earth, but [p. 122]
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.