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twelve which were with me in my ministry at Jerusalem, shall stand at my right hand at the day of my coming in a pillar of fire, being clothed with robes of righteousness, with crowns upon their heads, in glory even as I am, to judge the whole house of Israel, even as many as have loved me and kept my commandments, and none else; for a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth: yea, even the dead which died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me, that we may be one.
4 But behold, I say unto you, that before this great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven; and there shall be greater signs in heaven above, and in the earth beneath; and there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men: and there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth: and it shall come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent: for the cup of mine indignation is full: for behold my blood shall not cleanse them if they hear me not.
5 Wherefore I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them, and their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me, and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their [p. 154]
twelve which were with me in my ministry at  Jerusalem, shall stand at my right hand at  the day of my coming in a pillar of fire, be ing clothed with robes of righteousness,  with crowns upon their heads, in glory even  as I am, to judge the whole house of Israel,  even as many as have loved me and kept my  commandments, and none else; for a trump  shall sound both long and loud, even as upon  mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and  they shall come forth: yea, even the dead  which died in me, to receive a crown of righte ousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am,  to be with me, that we may be one.
4 But behold, I say unto you, that before  this great day shall come, the sun shall be  darkened, and the moon shall be turned into  blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven; and  there shall be greater signs in heaven above,  and in the earth beneath; and there shall be  weeping and wailing among the hosts of men:  and there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth  to destroy the crops of the earth: and it shall  come to pass, because of the wickedness of the  world, that I will take vengeance upon the  wicked, for they will not repent: for the cup  of mine indignation is full: for behold my blood  shall not cleanse them if they hear me not.
5 Wherefore I the Lord God will send forth  flies upon the face of the earth, which shall  take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall  eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come  in upon them, and their tongues shall be stayed  that they shall not utter against me, and their  flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their [p. 154]
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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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