Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

persons among you shall kill, they shall be de livered up and dealt with according to the laws  of the land: For remember that he hath no  forgiveness; and it shall be proven according  to the laws of the land.
22 And if any man or woman shall commit  adultery, he or she shall be tried before two  elders of the church or more, and every word  shall be established against him or her by two  witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy.  But if there are more than two witnesses it is  better: but he or she shall be condemned by  the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders  shall lay the case before the church, and the  church shall lift up their hands against him or  her, that they may be dealt with according to  the law of God. And if it can be, it is neces sary that the bishop is present also. And thus  ye shall do in all cases which shall come be fore you. And if a man or woman shall rob,  he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of  the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or  she shall be delivered up unto the law of the  land. And if he or she shall lie, he or she  shall be delivered up unto the law of the land.  If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or  she shall be delivered up unto the law, even  that of God.
23 And if thy brother or sister offend thee,  thou shalt take him or her between him or her  and thee alone; and if he or she confess, thou  shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess  not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the  church, not to the members but to the elders.  And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not [p. 174]
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.