Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

quest it: and the said council of high priests  shall have power to appoint one of their own  number, to preside over such council for the  time being. It shall be the duty of said coun cil to transmit, immediately, a copy of their  proceedings, with a full statement of the tes timony accompanying their decision, to the  high council of the seat of the first presiden cy of the church. Should the parties, or ei ther of them, be dissatisfied with the decision  of said council, they may appeal to the high  council of the seat of the first presidency of  the church, and have a re-hearing, which case  shall there be conducted, according to the  former pattern written, as though no such de cision had been made.
12 This council of high priests abroad, is  only to be called on the most difficult cases of  church matters: and no common or ordinary  case is to be sufficient to call such council.—  The travelling or located high priests abroad,  have power to say whether it is necessary to  call such a council or not.
13 There is a distinction between the high  council of travelling high priests abroad, and  the travelling high council composed of the  twelve apostles, in their decisions: From the  decision of the former there can be an appeal,  but from the decision of the latter there can not. The latter can only be called in ques tion by the general authorities of the church  in case of transgression.
14 Resolved, that the president, or presi dents of the seat of the first presidency of the  church, shall have power to determine wheth [p. 127]
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.