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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

who are to stand up in the behalf of the accused, and prevent insult or injustice.
9 In all cases the accuser and the accused shall have a privilege of speaking for themselves, before the council, after the evidences are heard, and the councillors who are appointed to speak on the case, have finished their remarks. After the evidences are heard, the councillors, accuser and accused have spoken, the president shall give a decision according to the understanding which he shall have of the case, and call upon the twelve councillors to sanction the same by their vote. But should the remaining councillors, who have not spoken, or any one of them, after hearing the evidences and pleading impartially, discover an error in the decision of the president, they can manifest it, and the case shall have a re-hearing; and if, after a careful re-hearing, any additional light is shown upon the case, the decision shall be altered accordingly: but in case no additional light is given, the first decision shall stand, the majority of the council having power to determine the same.
10 In cases of difficulty respecting doctrine, or principle, (if there is not a sufficiency written to make the case clear to the minds of the council,) the president may inquire and obtain the mind of the Lord by revelation.
11. The high priests, when abroad, have power to call and organize a council after the manner of the foregoing, to settle difficulties when the parties, or either of them, shall re [p. 126]
who are to stand up in the behalf of the ac cused, and prevent insult or injustice.
9 In all cases the accuser and the accused  shall have a privilege of speaking for them selves, before the council, after the evidences  are heard, and the councillors who are ap pointed to speak on the case, have finished  their remarks. After the evidences are heard,  the councillors, accuser and accused have  spoken, the president shall give a decision ac cording to the understanding which he shall  have of the case, and call upon the twelve  councillors to sanction the same by their vote.  But should the remaining councillors, who  have not spoken, or any one of them, after  hearing the evidences and pleading impartial ly, discover an error in the decision of the  president, they can manifest it, and the case  shall have a re-hearing; and if, after a careful  re-hearing, any additional light is shown upon  the case, the decision shall be altered accor dingly: but in case no additional light is giv en, the first decision shall stand, the majority  of the council having power to determine the  same.
10 In cases of difficulty respecting doctrine,  or principle, (if there is not a sufficiency writ ten to make the case clear to the minds of the  council,) the president may inquire and obtain  the mind of the Lord by revelation.
11. The high priests, when abroad, have  power to call and organize a council after the  manner of the foregoing, to settle difficulties  when the parties, or either of them, shall re [p. 126]
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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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