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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect: for they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming, for they shall be purified even as I am pure. And now I say unto you, tarry with him and he shall journey with you; forsake him not and surely these things shall be fulfilled. And inasmuch as ye do not write, behold it shall be given unto him to prophesy: and thou shalt preach my gospel, and call on the holy prophets to prove his words, as they shall be given him.
6 Keep all the commandments and covenants by which ye are bound, and I will cause the heavens to shake for your good: and satan shall tremble; and Zion shall rejoice upon the hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine own due time. And by the keys which I have given, shall they be led and no more be confounded at all. Lift up your hearts and be glad: your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not little flock, the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold I come quickly; even so; Amen.
 

Section 12 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

SECTION XII.
 
Revelation given January, 1831.
 
1 Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the [p. 161]
bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect: for  they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and  shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of  my coming, for they shall be purified even as  I am pure. And now I say unto you, tarry  with him and he shall journey with you; for sake him not and surely these things shall be  fulfilled. And inasmuch as ye do not write,  behold it shall be given unto him to prophesy:  and thou shalt preach my gospel, and call on  the holy prophets to prove his words, as they  shall be given him.
6 Keep all the commandments and cove nants by which ye are bound, and I will cause  the heavens to shake for your good: and satan  shall tremble; and Zion shall rejoice upon the  hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in  mine own due time. And by the keys which  I have given, shall they be led and no more be  confounded at all. Lift up your hearts and be  glad: your redemption draweth nigh. Fear  not little flock, the kingdom is yours until I  come. Behold I come quickly; even so;  Amen.
 

Section 12 • Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

SECTION XII.
 
Revelation given January, 1831.
 
1 Thus saith the Lord your God, even Je sus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Ome ga, the beginning and the end, the same which  looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and  all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the [p. 161]
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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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