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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

there are none that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fulness of my gospel, which I have sent forth unto this generation.
4 Wherefore, I have called upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit: and their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler, and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me: and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf; and by the fire of mine indignation will I preserve them. And the poor and the meek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be looking forth for the time of my coming, for it is nigh at hand: and they shall learn the parable of the fig-tree: for even now already summer is nigh, and I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph: and in weakness have I blessed him, and I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed, even things which were from the foundation of the world, and the things which shall come from this time until the time of my coming, if he abide in me, and if not, another will I plant in his stead.
5 Wherefore watch over him that his faith fail not, and it shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things: and a commandment I give unto thee, that thou shalt write for him: and the scriptures shall be given even as they are in mine own [p. 160]
there are none that doeth good except those  who are ready to receive the fulness of my  gospel, which I have sent forth unto this gene ration.
4 Wherefore, I have called upon the weak  things of the world, those who are unlearned  and despised, to thresh the nations by the  power of my Spirit: and their arm shall be my  arm, and I will be their shield and their buck ler, and I will gird up their loins, and they shall  fight manfully for me: and their enemies shall  be under their feet; and I will let fall the  sword in their behalf; and by the fire of mine  indignation will I preserve them. And the  poor and the meek shall have the gospel  preached unto them, and they shall be looking  forth for the time of my coming, for it is nigh  at hand: and they shall learn the parable of  the fig-tree: for even now already summer is  nigh, and I have sent forth the fulness of my  gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph: and  in weakness have I blessed him, and I have  given unto him the keys of the mystery of  those things which have been sealed, even  things which were from the foundation of the  world, and the things which shall come from  this time until the time of my coming, if he  abide in me, and if not, another will I plant in  his stead.
5 Wherefore watch over him that his faith  fail not, and it shall be given by the Comfor ter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things:  and a commandment I give unto thee, that  thou shalt write for him: and the scriptures  shall be given even as they are in mine own [p. 160]
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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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